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While relating specific events which he remembers about his own father, Leo Buscaglia has written this book "in celebration of all fathers." Readers are reminded that seemingly ordinary events can forever remind us of a cherished family member. This book reached #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Buscaglia commemonrates his father and extols the many-faceted role he played, husband, educator, philanthropist and philosopher....

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Overview

While relating specific events which he remembers about his own father, Leo Buscaglia has written this book "in celebration of all fathers." Readers are reminded that seemingly ordinary events can forever remind us of a cherished family member. This book reached #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Buscaglia commemonrates his father and extols the many-faceted role he played, husband, educator, philanthropist and philosopher.

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Popular TV personality and lecturer Buscaglia is certain to attract readers to his latest, a memoir infused with the genuine sentiment of his previous bestsellers ( Personhood , Loving Each Other , etc.) and rich in stories of an enviable family. The author recalls growing up with Papa, Rocco Bartolomeo, an Italian immigrant, and his wife Rosina in Los Angeles. The book is a paean to Papa, ``the near saint,'' who was uneducated but a great teacher to his children on vital matters, especially on how to love. Buscaglia learned also lessons on ecology from Papa the gardener, wine-making, combatting bigotry, appreciating democracy and, not least, how to have fun. The father who died at age 88 lives for the reader in his son's reminiscences of a rare human being. Illustrations not seen by PW. First serial to Redbook; BOMC alternate. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556420870
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1989
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Papa, the Husband Papa, the Educator Papa, the Philanthropist Papa, the Philosopher Papa, the Oenophile Papa, the Patriot Papa, the Environmentalist Papa, the Nurturer Papa, the Last Days Papa, the Legend and the Legacy

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Papa

    I read once that a man does not become a man until he loses his father. The famed “Dr. Love”, Leo Buscaglia delves into this simple man from Italy he simply knew as “papa”.
    Not a man of letters or riches, his father Rocco Bartolomeo (Tulio) Buscaglia immigrated to the US from his native Italy. He was in search, as many others, of the American dream.
    He headed West and settled in California. He held many jobs, but his role of father was the most valued. He outlived his wife of forty plus years and lived independently until his final days.
    Tulio became a US Citizen and he always voted and was glad to be an American.
    In his final days, in his eighties, he desired to go to Hawaii and Las Vegas. His families granted his last wishes and he left this life a happy man.
    The younger Buscaglia shares the values and love lessons that this man from Italy left to a caring family. The book contains mementos and stories from Papa.
    Papa My Father: A Celebration of Dad’s by Leo Buscaglia is a delight to read and will make you want to call you father and tell him you love him or if you father is gone, you will smile and think of all the good things from your ‘old man.

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