Tell My Sons: A Father's Last Letters

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“A gift to us all . . . Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit. Mark Weber’s story has touched me in such a profound way.”—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie
 
Tell My Sons is a deeply moving, personal account of a soldier’s journey into an ultimate frontier. As I read Mark Weber’s book, I was astonished by its honesty, courage, and discipline. This book offers one of the most profound and detailed descriptions of the strange world of cancer and should be essential reading for all of us who seek to understand that topsy-turvy terrain.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies

Tell My Sons is one of the most profound and inspirational stories I have ever read. It may have been written for Mark’s children, but it may as well be a treatise for all of us about honest parenting and leadership with character in love, family, faith, and politics. For a man who is facing profound health issues, Mark is doing a remarkable job showing us all how to live with courage and integrity.”—Walter F. Mondale, former vice president of the United States
 
“This book is why I have always been proud to call Mark Weber my son. His ability to reach across complex boundaries and write and speak with such depth and beauty makes him a modern day Lawrence of Arabia. Mark’s passion, attitude, and thoughts about life are what is best about America.”—General Babakir S. Zibari, chief of defense, Republic of Iraq
 
 “A poignant illustration of what being a hero is all about . . . Heroes exemplify invincible courage, character, and perseverance in times of insurmountable odds. Mark embodies these attributes. Tell My Sons will empower the reader with profound lessons of living life with hope and determination.”—John Elway, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345549440
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 134,384
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

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    If you were dying would you write a letter to your sons to tell

    If you were dying would you write a letter to your sons to tell them all the things you would have if you were there for them growing up. That is exactly what Mark Weber has done - his letter is the book Tell My Sons, and it is a page turner. I couldn't put this one down and was very moved.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Authentic Whether you know Mark Weber personally or not, the le

    Authentic

    Whether you know Mark Weber personally or not, the lessons and values contained within the pages of his book are clearly meant for any reader. As an 18-year-old female college student, I felt like he was speaking to me. His experiences and insights inspire me to be the best person that I can be. He's helped me examine my own life - what I have and what I don't - and to focus on what I can do with it all.

    I love reading books that make me cry and laugh, and boy, did I cry both tears of sadness and tears of laughter. It's the best book I have ever read. Mark really knows how to speak to people and awaken the vigor and spirit of the soul with his words.

    I know I will continue to re-read this book for the insightful lessons it provides for leading a life of character and strength in the face of adversity.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Cant belive he is dead

    SOOOOOO SAD! I am to shocked to cry

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Disappointing

    I bought this book on the strength of Mitch Albom's recommendation. I respect Mitch's work, and have all of his books. I thought that "Tell My Sons" would be filled with wonderful nuggets of knowledge and advice that I could pass along to my own son, who is struggling to get his career started. Instead, Weber's book recounted a somewhat normal childhood during which he, like many guys, was picked on by the school bully; marriage to his college sweetheart; arguments with his wife when it came to moving and the usual challenges couples face; a somewhat unusual set of parents and in-laws who were more quirky than most; and his horrible, graphic descriptions of his ongoing bouts with cancer. I had cancer, and it ain't pretty. I didn't expect Weber to dress it up, but I really found no inspiration in how he coped with it. And, the graphic descriptions of how cancer attacked his body became, well, tedious. I found nothing in the book that I could pass along to my son. I was looking for advice along the lines of: "If this happens to you, son, do this." There's nothing like that. Each chapter is based on a line from a speech General Douglas MacArthur gave to the West Point cadets in 1962. But I guess I just didn't find the speech as inspirational as Weber did. I found nothing I could build my life around, or ask my son to build his life around. Nothing to "Tell My Son."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

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    Inspirational Best Seller - Highly Recommend

    Each chapter is inspirational & full of Life Lessons! Kudo's to the author & my continued prayers to his family!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    You must read!

    Col. Weber has written a beautiful book that his sons will certainly be proud as they become adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    This is one of a very few "life altering" reads I have

    This is one of a very few "life altering" reads I have come across in my lifetime. A surprisingly honest yet humorous take on mortality, the book is more of a love letter from a husband, father, soldier and humanitarian to the wife and young boys facing an uncertain future without him. With colorful reflections on past adventures and heartbreaking discussions of present challenges, Weber invokes heartfelt emotion as he reinvents the idea of living life to its fullest. Never failing to learn a valuable lesson from nearly every obstacle (big or small) he's encountered along his journey, the author sums up the most powerful of these lessons in each of this book's eight chapters - in hopes that his sons (and perhaps all readers) can gain perspective, build character, and reach within themselves to leave a positive mark on a world that doesn't often play fair. A must-read book for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Great read!

    A great demonstration of strength and character in the face of human struggle. A mix of humor and sadness bring you close to Mark's life.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Buy This Book: An Unbelievable Story of a True Hero!

    I've had the fortunate opportunity of hearing Mr. Weber speak at our church and had to buy to book to hear more about his story. I can only wish that I could be so brave staring death in the face as Mr. Weber is doing. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Fantastic

    A book that is better read slow, to allow for some self reflection

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