Grayson, who now lives in New Jersey, released his first book, What Could Go Wrong? My Mostly Comedic Journey through Marriage, Parenting and Depression earlier this year. What Could Go Wrong? finds humor not only in the first-time parenting situations he and his wife encounter but also tries to find the bright side in helping his wife through postpartum depression and eventually his own battle with anxiety and depression.
Grayson talks about all this, along with his decision to initially try to protect his law practice by using a pen name, on the the Modern Dads Podcast. This latest episode features City Dads Group columnist Whit Honea as guest host.
Grayson, a father of two, describes himself in one published story as “a sometimes-depressed/always-lazy parent who preaches discipline, which in reality translates to impatience, yelling, and finally caving to all their desires.” His book is described as one couple’s journey to navigate a 10-month pregnancy (yep, one extra month) “from the always romantic conception, to her water breaking in the most unique way possible” and then “attempt parenthood.” Along the way, they face “pre- and post-natal complications, battles with their own mental health; and those rapidly growing and irrational miniature versions of themselves.”