• In Case I Die Before You're Born is a book written from the perspective of an expectant father who wants to pass on as much "father-knows-best" advice as possible to his kid.


    The book is already available on Amazon! You do not need a Kindle to read the book, simply download the Kindle app for free, and you can read it on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.


    Marcos Carvalho is a graphic designer, illustrator, motion graphics designer and author who lives in the DC metropolitan area. You can view his design portfolio by clicking here. As an author, Marcos has been published in news outlets such as The Washington City Paper, Lusitânia, Passport Soccer, The Hill, and Medium ESPN FC. In Case I Die Before You're Born is his first book. Stay tuned for the sequel!

  • Book Excerpt


    I originally intended this book to have an audience of one, my kid. But as I started writing it and talking about it, I realized that there are several future (and current) parents out there who have thought about writing something similar to this. So this book is also for them, as well as for all those other kids that for some reason or another are growing up without one or more parent. Life is difficult here on planet Earth; there are many traps one can fall into that will sap away time, money, experiences and life in general from an individual. This book is here to hopefully prevent my kid and yours from falling into these traps.

    Many people are surprised by how others behave: if I had a penny for every time I heard someone say “kids these days!” or “people these days!”, I would be dictating this book to a personal assistant or intern from my imaginary yacht instead of writing it myself. I believe that the reason for this is that we have moved so far from the common sense values we once held in high regard as a society. Books like this one, primers for young people for their adult years, were once quite common. They fell out of favor as our society lost its bearings, but now I sense a real hunger for them again.


  • Podcast Interview

    Check out the Stoically Speaking podcast interview with me about my book's philosophical roots by watching the video below.

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