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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.
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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:

7h 44m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:57


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:41


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:25


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:42


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:50


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:25


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:29


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:26


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:19


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:43


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:56


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:51


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:36


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:03


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

01:51


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:12


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:30


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

01:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:05


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:27


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:05


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:17


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

01:26


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

01:47


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

02:34


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:04


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:32


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:28


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

01:10


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:36


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:17


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:52


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:46


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:11


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:09


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:22


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:54


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:31


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:40


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:21


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:28


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:42


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:26


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:35


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:12


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:33


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:33


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:13


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:41


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

00:30