The Shriver Report – Vincent O’Keefe

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Vincent O’Keefe

Vincent O’Keefe is a writer and stay-at-home father with a Ph. D. in American literature. His writing has appeared in The New York Times “Motherlode” blog, The Huffington Post, Brain, Child, and The Good Men Project, among other venues. He recently finished a humorous memoir about a decade of at-home parenting.

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