Dear Franklin: My Dad Just Had an Operation, What Do I Do?


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$12.99  $12.08
Arbitrary Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.32 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Jake Ryan is in topflight physical condition. Seriously, dude is ripped. Especially considering he recently had massive open-heart surgery. He resides all over the world (when online), but sleeps most nights in New York City, where he has a thriving life coaching business and two amazing teenage kids whom he loves with all the might of his bionic heart. He can be found crushing it on TikTok as @FreeJakeRyan, creating content that enlightens, inspires, and entertains a billion people a day, potentially. While this is his debut novel, he also writes a popular daily newsletter, The Fire Wave Manifesto. Though to be fair, he claims merely to edit it, as the writing is done via direct downloads from the Universe.


"Jake Ryan's engaging 11-year-old narrator, Hannah B, charms and delights as she struggles to make sense of her suddenly precarious world. Her spot-on observations and humor will pull you into her story on the first page and keep you reading to the end. Highly recommended for everyone in the family, kids and grownups alike." -William J. Harrigan, Author of Augie Sweetwater and the Dolphin's Tale

"Realistic, heartfelt, vulnerable, and inspiring. Readers will find comfort and humor in the way 11-year-old Hannah Brody copes with her father's scary health crisis. Her always-entertaining diary entries will serve as reminders that you are never alone in your big feelings." --Laura Anne Bird, author of Crossing the Pressure Line

"Hannah B's daily journal tells us how she tries to make sense of a world that seems to be falling apart-her best friend moved, she's assigned to do a school project with a boy she can't stand, and nobody will give her straight answers when her father collapses at the gym. In Dear Diary Franklin, Ryan goes beyond looking at the usual challenges of being a kid who doesn't quite fit in at school to educate about recovery from major heart surgery, leaving the reader with a satisfying ending."

--Frances Schoonmaker, award-winning author of The Last Crystal Trilogy