In her critically acclaimed, groundbreaking bestseller—Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl?—author Jonetta Rose Barras broke the code of silence surrounding the devastating impact father absence has on girls and women. Using her own story, and that of other women from across the country, Barras identified the “fatherless woman syndrome,” along with its ramifications, and offered remedies for healing. In this new self-help book: Bridges: Reuniting Daughters and Daddies, Barras takes the next step, guiding ...
In her critically acclaimed, groundbreaking bestseller—Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl?—author Jonetta Rose Barras broke the code of silence surrounding the devastating impact father absence has on girls and women. Using her own story, and that of other women from across the country, Barras identified the “fatherless woman syndrome,” along with its ramifications, and offered remedies for healing. In this new self-help book: Bridges: Reuniting Daughters and Daddies, Barras takes the next step, guiding daughter-and-father duos toward much needed reconciliation, bonding, and healing. With illustrations pulled from the lives of real women and their fathers, plus affirmations and practical exercises designed by the author in association with experts, Bridges will be a must read and invaluable tool for girls and women who want to mend the rend in their lives, for men who want to enjoy the special and sacred relationship between fathers and daughters, and for everyone interested in the love that binds us all. Bridges is as much about hurdling the internal obstacles that have kept us away from the place where self-love lives, as it is about bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between estranged daughters and fathers. It is as much about soul development as it is about reconciliation between a parent and a child, once believed to have been lost. The U.S. Census reported that in 2000, nearly 30 percent of all children lived in homes where their biological fathers were not present. Bridges: Reuniting Daughters and Daddies is thus a practical and insightful book that’s needed for our times, our people, and our communities.
“I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Jonetta Rose Barras’s valuable, easy-to-read, and much needed new book. Not only will Bridges be an important guide to daughters and daddies all around the world, but to anyone seeking reconciliation with another loved one. Those who follow the steps laid out in Bridges will undoubtedly achieve a successful reunification.” (ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS IS THE SYNDICATED COLUMNIST AND HOST OF TV'S “THE ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS SHOW”)
"Jonetta Rose Barras has courageously reached into the dark agony of her own odyssey of self-analysis and produced a deeply personal and highly sensitive guidebook that leads the rest of us out of the wounded places in our hearts along a bright path to healing and redemption." (BROOKE STEPHENS IS THE AUTHOR/EDITOR OF MEN WE CHERISH: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN PRAISE THE MEN IN THEIR LIVES)
“A lot of what you say resonates with my mostly male audience. Many fathers want to reconcile with their daughters . . . I cannot thank you enough for your work, which is so important. I love that you’re pushing this message of reconciliation and how to accomplish it.” (GLENN SACKS IS THE HOST OF “HIS SIDE WITH GLENN SACKS”)
“Bridges is another great book and we can't thank you enough for sharing it with us . . . Much, much success with its promotion throughout the country. Without a doubt, it is destined for the national bestseller's list.” (RICHARD ROWE IS THE CO-HOST OF “TWO WAY TALK WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE,” WEAA-FM, MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY RADIO)
“Daughters have a ‘hole in their soul’ in their fathers’ shape, and when dads are unwilling or unable to fill it, there remains a painful, and often, lifelong wound. Jonetta’s book is an empowering resource to aid women during the much needed healing process. Indeed, it’s a must read for any woman who longs to be called ‘daddy’s little girl.’” (ROLAND WARREN IS THE PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE)
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Meet the Author
Jonetta Rose Barras is a columnist and former reporter for the Washington Times, a former associate editor of the Washington City Paper, and a contributor to the New Republic. She frequently contributes to The Washington Post and American Enterprise Magazine as well. A respected authority on black politics, Barras has provided commentary for NPR's "All Things Considered," CNN, C-Span, and CBS's "60 Minutes.". She is also a published poet. Her books include Bridges: Reuniting Daughters & Daddies, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl?: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women, and The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in the New Age of Black Leaders. Barras resides in Washington, D.C.