Author recalls growing up in World War II America and learning about life from his father in this poignant tale of discovery.
When lonely Billy Reed's hostile, alcoholic dad shunned him, and his passive mom didn't show him love or offer direction, he felt lost, lonely and confused, and had to find guidance on his own. His search begins when his sailor father returns and uproots the family on a trip across America at war. From then on, until breaking away as a young man, he chronicles their lives and what he learns about love, death, family relationships, and his father. By story's end, through his observations, expirences, and unexpected sources, he learns the secrets for leading a fulfilling life.
|Publisher:||Infinity Publishing PA|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Daddy's Boy takes the reader through the author's lonely and unhappy upbringing during World War II and into his teens. Young Reed endures the challenges of a dysfunctional home life; hostile alcoholic father, passive mom and the insecurity of constantly moving in a navy family. The way he responds to his enviroment and the events in his life makes for a compelling, fast moving read. Author Reed does a superb job of making the book flow. His writing style and structured plot bring the book together and leave the reader with a deep sense of empathy that is lacking in most books about family issues.