Dave Hill on when father and son become "just two dudes"
"Your father says hello."
For years, that simple greeting — delivered by his mother — was Dave Hill's primary connection to his dad. But when Hill's mother died, the father and son realized that they were just "two dudes" who didn't know each other very well.
Hill's funny and often touching new book, Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore, hinges on that rekindled relationship —but also weaves in and out of short stories that seem too crazy to be true. (Like that time he wrote ringtones for Donald Trump. Or that time he wowed inmates in a Mexican prison with a wicked guitar solo.)
The writer, comedian, musician and radio host is known for his "beguiling mix of delusional bravado and self-effacing frankness". Today he joins Shad to share some of his favourite stories.