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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (829 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Russert Narrator: Tim Russert, Joseph Buttler, Marc Cashman, Susan Denaker, Kathe Mazur, Arthur Morey, Staci Snell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Heartfelt, humorous, 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/20/2014

    " Wonderful book. He is a great writer. My husband read it also. A great gift for every father and adult son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin Lenihan | 2/18/2014

    " Wonderful book but be sure to keep a box of tissues near by. I couldn't get past the introduction without balling my eyes out. Really great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom | 2/13/2014

    " Finished the book. It is sad, funny, inspirational and makes anyone, whether a father or a child, think about relationship. Recommend it to all "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill Subalusky | 2/9/2014

    " An enjoyable book of letters from a range of people telling remembrances of their Father. The book is best read by a new Father while he still has a chance to affect what his children perceive of him. This book gets my five stars because not only is it an easily read,enjoyable, and interesting book, but it was given to me by my Daughter Leah, one of the few very very special persons in my life. "

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