The Father's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What Being a Dad Has Taught Me About Hope, Love, Patience, Pride, and Everyday Wonder

The Father's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What Being a Dad Has Taught Me About Hope, Love, Patience, Pride, and Everyday Wonder

by Joe Kita
     
 

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Joe Kita reveals the life lessons that can be learned from being a dad—powerful lessons that apply to all of us, no matter what stage of life we are in. Kita focuses on 15 essential truths about friendship, trust, wonder, play, even death—truths that otherwise would have remained secret to him if not for his kids. In a manly voice that is both wickedly

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Joe Kita reveals the life lessons that can be learned from being a dad—powerful lessons that apply to all of us, no matter what stage of life we are in. Kita focuses on 15 essential truths about friendship, trust, wonder, play, even death—truths that otherwise would have remained secret to him if not for his kids. In a manly voice that is both wickedly funny and startlingly honest, Kita talks of the essential traits of a good dad and how he has grown, both emotionally and intellectually, as a result of the challenges his kids have presented. Further, he talks about the transcendent moments, as when he said goodbye to his father for the last time, that change us most deeply.

"Most parents look at raising children as a top-down promise," Kita writes. "The father, the mother, the schools, the son, the daughter. And the product, after many years of shaping, is a polished young adult. But suppose we turn this process upside-down? Suppose we decide to let this baby girl or boy, this already perfect being, raise us? As we help them grow up, so they will help us mature. As we teach them the rules of life, so they will show us its deeper meaning."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148127963
Publisher:
Joseph Kita
Publication date:
05/03/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
File size:
725 KB

Meet the Author

JOE KITA has been a professional journalist for more than three decades. He has authored six books, written for numerous national magazines including Men’s Health and Reader’s Digest, taught writing at Lehigh University, launched magazines in such diverse places as Korea and Kazakhstan, and appeared on Oprah, Montel, Charlie Rose, CNN and other programs.

Joe specializes in writing about health and wellness. Since 2007, he has been splitting his time between his home office in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and teaching memoir writing and yoga for Crystal Cruises. He and his wife, Maria, have sailed around the world six times. For more information visit www.josephkita.com and www.kitayoga.com.

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