Wisdom of Our Fathers - Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons-logo

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

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.

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.
More Information

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

5h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:23