Never Had a Dad

Af Georgie Codd (2024)
Summary: Fatherless, friendly 31yoF looking for intrepid M50s-70s who wants to try being a father figure (not sugar daddy). Georgie Codd never had a dad. And she didn't think that would ever change – until a stranger's practical joke made her wonder if she could find one. So began her quest for a father figure, placing 'dadverts' in newspapers, magazines and corners of the internet she thought the fatherly might frequent. Along with the conversations, meetings and the twists and turns of seeking family relationships with strangers comes a curious look at the societal, cultural and biological functions of fatherhood. What makes someone decide to have or not have a child? What is the experience for single parents, for queer communities, for people rejected by born family – or for those who do the rejecting? And why did so many of the men contacting Georgie hound her for a horny time? By turns brilliant and bonkers, hilarious and poignant, this is an unexpected story of the strange, intimate things we mean when we talk about family