05/16/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT
In his third book, actor Paul Reiser riffs on the chaos and fierce love he's found with his wife and sons Ezra, 15, and Leon, 10.
WHY RETURN TO WRITING NOW?
Every day there's something that makes you go, "I can't be the only one going through this." I'm reaching out to all the other knuckleheads going, "Please tell me it's not just me."
BEST ADVICE YOU WERE GIVEN?
It goes so fast. Even when I'm banging heads with my son to finish his homework, I know there will soon be a day that he doesn't have it and even sooner when I can't help him with it. Wow, long division? Give me a second.
ANY SURPRISES YOU'VE FOUND AS A DAD?
There's no resting. My goal now is that I would just like to sit down. But I can't complain.