What does it really mean to be a good father? What did your father tell you, that has
stayed with you throughout your life? Was there a lesson from him, a story, or
a moment that helped to make you who you are? Is there a special memory that
makes you smile when you least expect it?
After the publication of Tim
Russert’s number one New
York Times bestseller Big Russ & Me, he received an avalanche of letters from
daughters and sons who wanted to tell him about theirown fathers, most of whom were not superdads or heroes but ordinary men
who were remembered and cherished for some of their best moments—of advice,
tenderness, strength, honor, discipline, and occasional eccentricity.
Most of these daughters and
sons were eager to express the gratitude they had carried with them through the
years. Others wanted to share lessons and memories and, most important, pass
them down to their own children.
This book is for all fathers, young or old, who can learn from the men in these pages how
to get it right, and to understand that sometimes it is the little gestures that can make the big difference for your child. For some in this book, the
appreciation came later than they would have liked. But asWisdom of Our Fathers reminds us, it isnever too late to embrace it.
From the father who coached
his daughter in sports (and life), attending every meet, game, performance, and
tournament, to the daughter who, after a fifteen-year estrangement, learned to
make peace with her difficult father just before he died, to the son who came,
at last, to appreciate the silent way his father could show affection, Wisdom of Our Fathers shares
rewarding lessons, immeasurable gifts, and lasting values.
engaging, irresistibly readable, and bound to bring back memories of unforgettable moments with our own
fathers, Tim Russert’s new book is not only a fitting companion to his own
marvelous memoir, but also a celebration of the positive qualities passed down
from generation to generation. Download and start listening now!