About: J.P. McEvoy

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Popularity is poisonous, Dad says, encouraging his son not to place too much worth in the admiration of people his own age. Instead, focus on More

A man talking to his wife.
The Difficulty of Marriage

Dad wonders if his son will fall on his face when he is married, but decides that marriage is really just another kind of job More

A woman is inspecting her fiancee's tie.
Professionalism and Appearances

Dad’s “far-flung network of inscrutable spies” has reported that his son is, in short, a lazy slob, so Dad feels obligated to explain how to More

A salesman peddling his wares
Separated from Love

While his son suffers under the terrible taskmaster that is his new supervisor, Dad reveals the two words that can win almost any argument with More

A man and woman on a date
Being in Love

His son’s relationship with the boss’ daughter is getting serious! Dad encourages his son to talk to the boss about turning him into a father-in-law, More

A well-dressed man and woman at a party
The Boss’s Daughter

When his son is in the romantic deep end after becoming the focus of the boss’s daughter, Dad offers little help on how to hold More

Men at a police station
The Other Fellow

The Other Fellow is terrible and crazy, Dad writes after his son is in a car accident. But so are you.  More

A pile of money
Invest in Yourself

Now that his son has some money coming in, Dad offers his financial advice: Ignore the recommendations of bankers, the government, and businessmen to save More

Second Job

Watching his son grow in his new job as a chauffeur, Dad gives his sage advice on how to study and deal with man’s most More

Being Fired

Dad remains unmoved by his son’s firing. It’s the war not the battle that counts most, he says, especially if you make a habit of More

A man and a woman talking
Times Changing

Dad actually agrees with his son for once: Society has changed. However, some things never vary, like how Dad is powerless against his wife and daughter. More

Meeting Betty

When his son raves about a girl, Dad attempts to explain true love to him, saying it’s like seeing 10-foot-tall daisies, or, even better, like More

A gas station attendant at work
A Disappointing Job, Part Two

Dad continues to encourage his son to find the best in his humble job by expounding on the wisdom of Grover Cleveland, how to weed out good advice from malarkey, and More