Cool Dad Job: Writer, Twitter God
Cool Dad Vibe: Zeitgeist Incarnate
Cool Dad Bona Fides: When President Obama shared a list of the best books he read in 2017, he included Shea Serrano’s Basketball (And Other Things), an illustrated book that gets deep on some of the most controversial moments in the sport (i.e., “How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?“). What’s most surprising about this presidential nod — not to mention it hitting the New York Times Bestseller list and drumming up a host of glowing reviews — is that Serrano set out to do what he always has done, mixing snark, wit, and shade with numbers and full-proof arguments. Serrano is a prolific content creator, with four published books to his name, a column on The Ringer, and a Twitter handle that speaks to an army of dedicated followers. In everything he does, he makes earnestness cool, no small feat in a day where cynicism reigns. Serrano brings this home to parenting too. A father of three, you can see him both publicly roast and brag about his kids in a funny and loving way that few dads could pull off. We’re pretty sure they don’t mind.