Now that I’m a father, I no longer feel ashamed of my anxiety. I feel responsible.
My name is Max Everhart, and I’m a former English professor and current stay-at-home dad. I am the author of five books, most recently a collection of stories called All the Different Ways Love Can Feel. My stories, essays, and articles have appeared (or will appear) in OC87 Recovery Diaries, gravel, Potomac Review, juked, The Citron Review, News and Press, The State, CutBank, and many other publications.
Harry, my four-year-old, is into fashion. This morning, he emerged from his bedroom wearing a red bandana, a pair of…