"Harry" deForest Baldwin is his father who died in 1997 at the age of sixty-six after a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,
also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Harry was a man of character.
This personal memoir captures that character and the strong values Harry exhibited to his family and friends during his lifetime. Harry lived by the credos that character is what you do when no one's looking, to do the right thing when faced with a difficult choice, to be a good friend,
and to persevere when life seems hard.
Growing Up with Harry represents a touching, insightful, and intensely human series of stories offering a glimpse of
Harry's life in Roxbury, Connecticut-
from his work as a lawyer, to his love of dogs, gardening, and the outdoors. The stories reflect his beliefs in honor, duty,
courage, commitment, honesty, integrity,
persistence, and love of family.
Offering universal life lessons, this memoir demonstrates that families are a sum of their stories. Whether the stories are happy or sad, they have value because they pass life lessons to the next generations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I very much enjoyed reading Sherman Baldwin's Growing Up with Harry. It reminded me, as a father, of how lasting our impact will be on our children. And, holding up a mirror with the great "Harry" looking back at me, I realize how much farther I have to go to be that good dad. Beautiful stories with good lessons. I have even been reading some of the vignettes to my kids. Enjoy the read. I did! Alec