Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives... Eight Hours [NOOK Book]

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Stunning ... a wonderful read ... a page-turner ... a handbook for life. Those words of advance praise from another celebrated author scarcely convey just how powerfully mesmerizing is the latest book by New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Larry Elder.
To be released by WND Books Nov. 13, 2012, Dear Father, Dear Son is a personal memoir of Elder's troubled -- one might even say tortured -- relationship with his father, and the ...
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Overview

Stunning ... a wonderful read ... a page-turner ... a handbook for life. Those words of advance praise from another celebrated author scarcely convey just how powerfully mesmerizing is the latest book by New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Larry Elder.
To be released by WND Books Nov. 13, 2012, Dear Father, Dear Son is a personal memoir of Elder's troubled -- one might even say tortured -- relationship with his father, and the astonishing outcome that develops when Elder, at long last, confronts him.
Says Elder: A man's relationship with his father -- every boy, every man lucky enough to have a father in his life has to figure that out. My own father? I thought I knew him -- even though he seldom talked about himself. And what I knew I hated -- really, really hated. Cold, ill-tempered, thin-skinned, my father always seemed on the brink of erupting. Scared to death of him, I kept telling myself to find the courage to 'stand up to him.' When I was fifteen, I did. After that, said Elder, We did not speak to each other for ten years.
And then we did -- for eight hours. The result canAÆt be described. It has to be experienced.
As reflected in the book's subtitle -- Two Lives ... Eight Hours -- one extraordinary, all- day conversation between Elder and his long- estranged father utterly transformed their relationship. It is no exaggeration to say the book will likewise transform readers.
Indeed, calling it stunning, Burt Boyar, co-author of the bestselling autobiography on Sammy Davis, Jr., says of Dear Father, Dear Son: Above all it is a wonderful read. I am tempted to call it a page-turner but in my case I hated to turn every page because that meant I was getting closer to the end and I did not want it to end. ... The book is filled with emotion. It is, of course, a handbook for life. I guess it is that above all things. Any kid who reads it and follows the advice of how to live his life just has to come out well.
Dear Father, Dear Son is the story of one man discovering a son he never really knew. And of the son finding a man, a friend, a father who had really been there all along.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936488971
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 600,670
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A firebrand libertarian according to Daily Variety, best-selling author, radio and TV talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 En Route

1 "I Don't Enjoy It" 1

2 Normal Was Hate 5

3 On the Receiving End 11

4 "I'll Give You Something to Cry About" 19

5 The Temptations 33

6 "Don't Let the Door Hit You In the Ass" 38

7 Elder's Snack Bar 44

8 That Friday 51

Part 2 The Talk

9 The Beginnin' 59

10 A Hard-Ass Life 69

11 "Something Made the Man Close Up" 77

12 His Life and Times 89

13 "You're a Lot Like Me" 100

14 "Would You Do Things Different?" 107

15 Shit Happens, So Deal With It 115

16 Good Friends 124

17 "She's Something" 135

18 "Not As Tough As You Think" 143

19 Way Back Home 150

20 "Nobody Fucks With My Family" 169

21 "You Weren't Like Your Brother" 182

Part 3 Postscript

22 Détente 195

23 Kirk and Dad 205

24 Dad Lightens Up 210

25 Dad's New Car 215

26 Dad and Friends-Lost and Gained 217

27 Dad and Dennis 222

28 Dad Never Learned to Hate 229

29 Carrying On 235

30 "Things Fallin' Apart" 241

31 "Goodnight" 243

Acknowledgments 247

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Touching and very well written

    After hearing Larry Elder on the radio and TV for years, I thought I knew a certain amount about him. But this memoir opens up an entirely different side to Larry. In fact, multiple sides: Larry the little brother. Larry the trouble maker. Larry the martyr...are just a few.

    After reading the book, I have a better understanding of the man, and an insight into the kinds of communication failures there can be within a family.

    I recommend the book for anyone who wants better insight into how parents can affect their children and how important communication is.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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