Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons

by Tim Russert
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Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert

What does it really mean to be a good father? What did your father tell you, that has stayed with you throughout your life? Was there a lesson from him, a story, or a moment that helped to make you who you are? Is there a special memory that makes you smile when you least expect it?

After the publication of Tim Russert’s number one New York Times bestseller about his father, Big Russ & Me, he received an avalanche of letters from daughters and sons who wanted to tell him about their own fathers, most of whom were not superdads or heroes but ordinary men who were remembered and cherished for some of their best moments -- of advice, tenderness, strength, honor, discipline, and occasional eccentricity.

Most of these daughters and sons were eager to express the gratitude they had carried with them through the years. Others wanted to share lessons and memories and, most important, pass them down to their own children.

This book is for all fathers, young or old, who can learn from the men in these pages how to get it right, and to understand that sometimes it is the little gestures that can make the big difference for your child. For some in this book, the appreciation came later than they would have liked. But as Wisdom of Our Fathers reminds us, it is never too late to embrace it.

From the father who coached his daughter in sports (and life), attending every meet, game, performance, and tournament, to the daughter who, after a fifteen-year estrangement, learned to make peace with her difficult father just before he died, to the son who came, at last, to appreciate the silent way his father could show affection, Wisdom of Our Fathers shares rewarding lessons, immeasurable gifts, and lasting values.

Heartfelt, humorous, engaging, irresistibly readable, and bound to bring back memories of unforgettable moments with our own fathers, Tim Russert’s new book is not only a fitting companion to his own marvelous memoir, but also a celebration of the positive qualities passed down from generation to generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739326237
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2006
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.55(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tim Russert is the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, and the Washington bureau chief of NBC News. He is married to Maureen Orth, and they have one son, Luke.

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Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My father was a difficult person to deal with but I always knew he loved us. Nowadays he would probably been diagnosed with a mental illness. I was hoping for a story similar to mine. However, none of the fathers in this book lived in a world of their own. I loved how all the fathers were Average Joes. For me the book was about what should have been but never was. I'm thankful I learned as an adult what made my father as damaged as he was. Considering all he went through growing up, he was a good father.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and probably read it deeper than most and smiled at the stories told by sons and daughters. I was envious of the closeness shown but happy that some daughters do have a good relationship with a parent. A brilliant idea
cat1 More than 1 year ago
What a great book. This book tells us what is important in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Russert has written a wonderful book in Wisdom of Our Fathers. I enjoyed this one enough to probably read again this winter when I do a lot of reading. I really liked the variety of being able to read so many different stories all in one book. I must say many of them really touched my heart. You don't have to be a father to enjoy or appreciate this book. I think just about anyone young or old would like this one. And in addition to enjoying a good read of such a pleasant book, this also caused my to think more about my relationships with the people I love. I think you'll enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Plain and simple, this book inspired me to be a better father and reminded me of the debt of gratitude I owe my parents. Russert has done us all a great service by compiling this collection of powerful, life-saving wisdom. Should be mandatory reading for the 'fathers' of our country.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had previously read BIG RUSS & ME and loved it. Mr. Russert has done a super job of putting together anecdotes from the letters and e-mails he received from thousands of readers of his first book. Every father and every father to be should read this book. All readers would have nothing to lose and much to gain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I lost my father more than 2 years ago to cancer and reading this book has stirred up all the old feeling of what could have been and more importantly, what should have been. The themes expressed in this engaging read are very poignant!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In fact, have 2! The book is an easy read. Every story makes a great point to be shared for generations. I'm sure it wasn't easy for Mr. Russert to select from the 60,000 letters/emails. Only another man with great character could recognize stories with great lessons. This is a great gift not only for Father's Day but for anyone that needs a little comfort that they are doing ok as a father. I purchased the book for a friend, a young father, with equal integrity and character. A gift to let him know that he can stop worrying if he is being a good father. He and his wife are great parents and are good enough to be in that book. I used the intro page to let him know just that! Great idea Mr. Russert ... great book.