Papa, My Father: A Celebration of Dads

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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: 9780449907184
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/5/1992
  • Pages: 128

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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