Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives.....Eight Hours (Hardcover)
By Larry Elder
“Stunning ... a wonderful read ... a page-turner ... a handbook for life.” Those words of advance praise from another celebrated author scarcely convey just how powerfully mesmerizing is the latest book by New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Larry Elder.
"Dear Father, Dear Son" is a personal memoir of Elder’s troubled — one might even say tortured — relationship with his father, and the astonishing outcome that develops when Larry Elder, at long last, confronts him. Says the author: “A man’s relationship with his father—every boy, every man lucky enough to have a father in his life has to figure that out. My own father? I thought I knew him—even though he seldom talked about himself. And what I knew I hated—really, really hated. Cold, ill-tempered, thin-skinned, my father always seemed on the brink of erupting. Scared to death of him, I kept telling myself to find the courage to ‘stand up to him.’ When I was fifteen, I did.”
After that, says Elder, “We did not speak to each other for ten years.”
“And then we did—for eight hours.” The result can’t be described. It has to be experienced.
As reflected in the book’s subtitle - “Two Lives ... Eight Hours” - one extraordinary, all-day conversation between Elder and his long-estranged father utterly transformed their relationship. It is no exaggeration to say the book will likewise transform readers.
“Dear Father, Dear Son” is the story of one man discovering a son he never really knew — and of the son finding a man, a friend, a father who had really been there all along.
“It’s a powerful story and I really believe it has the power to bring people together.” – Mike Huckabee
“Stunning ... a wonderful read ... a page-turner ... a handbook for life.” – Burt Boyar, co-author of the bestselling autobiography on Sammy Davis, Jr.
“The remarkable journeys of these two men – and their more remarkable reconciliation – is an extraordinary story. … ‘Dear Father, Dear Son’ is triumphant and brilliant.” – Jim Fletcher, Education News
About the Author
Larry Elder, a “firebrand libertarian” according to Daily Variety, has been the subject of profiles by both CBS’ “60 Minutes” and ABC’s “20/20.” His previous bestselling books – "The 10 Things You Can’t Say in America," "Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America" and "What’s Race Got to Do With It? Why It’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America" – all have met with critical acclaim.
- Hardcover: 270 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (November 13, 2012)
- ISBN: 9781936488452