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Fathers + Sons

11 Great Writers Talk About Their Dads, Their Boys, and What It Means to Be A Man
(Book - 2010 )
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?No relationship has more power than the one between a father and a son?whether for good or ill?that relationship molds a man.” ? David Granger, Editor-in-Chief, Esquire

From Esquire, which has always showcased the world’s finest writers, comes a stunning collection of often moving essays about fatherhood.

Compelling and eloquent, these are some of the magazine’s most emotionally powerful pieces, as eleven award-winning and notable authors reflect on manhood through memories of their own fathers and their personal experience of raising sons. The collection covers everything from birth to death, from the thrilling and terrifying hours Daniel Voll spent in the delivery room during his wife’s long labor to Jake La Motta’s heartbreaking piece about losing his two sons to David Sedaris’s sidesplitting portrait at his father?a food hoarder who once took a bite of his own hat.

Includes:

Tom Chiarella’s journey with his two sons to meet Xbox’s most famous Halo gamer and his posse

Humorist Larry Doyle on the fearsome ?babyproofer” who inspected his house for death traps?and found them everywhere

Tom Junod’s gradual realization that his father’s lessons on how to dress like a man were really lessons on life

Scott Raab on the lifelong struggle with his tough-guy dad

Ron Reagan on his bittersweet victory in a swimming race against his father

John Richardson on his father’s controversial career as a covert CIA operative

Martha Sherill on her father’s life as a swinging bachelor and the former girlfriends that surface after his death

A loving essay from Alec Wilkinson about raising a child with special needs



Statement of Responsibility: edited by David Katz
Title: Fathers + sons
11 great writers talk about their dads, their boys, and what it means to be a man
Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, 2010
Characteristics: 165 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Includes index
At head of title: Esquire
Contents: The beginning / Daniel Voll
The babyproofer / Larry Doyle
Sam / Alec Wilkinson
The lost boys / Tom Chiarella
My life, my loss / Jake LaMotta as told to Cal Fussman
Me and Sandy the bull / Scott Raab
The man who mistook his hat for a meal / David Sedaris
My father the spy / John Richardson
Eating with my father / Tom Chiarella
My father's memories / Ron Reagan
My father's fashion tips / Tom Junod
My father, the bachelor / Martha Sherrill
Subject Headings: Fatherhood Literary collections Fathers Literary collections Fathers and sons Literary collections
Topical Term: Fatherhood
Fathers
Fathers and sons
Additional Contributors: Katz, David - 1975-
LCCN: 2009043964
ISBN: 1588168050
9781588168054
Branch Call Number: 810.8 F
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