Fathers and Sons: 11 Great Writers Talk about Their Dads, Their Boys, and What It Means to Be a Man (Esquire Books (Hearst))
This is a short and wonderful book of essays about fathers and sons, edited by David Katz. As a father and son, the collection brought me through moments of laughter and sorrow, excited identification with the contributors, and occasional dread. Not every essay resonated with me, but I think it’s a testimony to the good work Mr. Katz did in representing a breadth of views and experiences on the topic. The final essay is a daughter’s view of her dad; I’m glad it was included. I recommend this book to the fathers out there, or if you have a father or son in you life. In other words, it’s worth the time to read regardless of who you are. It’s certainly a good read for anyone who has interest in parenting, fatherhood and the associated first-person perspectives of the father-son relationship.
Swing by your favorite bookstore, local or on-line and grab a copy. Toss it in your briefcase or put it beside your bed for a few minutes of reading each night. I think it’s a worthwhile addition to your bookshelves.
It’s great to be a dad!