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Fatherhood

Rising to the Ultimate Challenge

Thomas, Etan

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Fatherhood
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"Be there. Those seven letters encompass the tao of fatherhood." --Etan Thomas In Fatherhood , beloved NBA player, poet, youth advocate, and devoted dad Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life: being there for his children. As a highly respected player in the NBA and a leading participant in President Obama's Fatherhood Initiative, Etan has reached out to young men (often young fathers) in the juvenile detention system and in local communities. He knows firsthand the difference having a father in your life every day can make--and as a father of three, Etan walks the talk in his own life. Now he brings together a chorus of voices--highly revered professional athletes and coaches, actors and performing artists, politicians and leaders of faith--to weigh in on the importance of being a father in our nation today. Isaiah Washington, Howard Dean, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Taye Diggs, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tony Hawk, Al Sharpton, Chuck D and many more share what they've learned from being a father, having a father, or in some cases not having a father around. Through these inspiring personal experiences, Etan and the men he's gathered together hope to share the message that by standing up and taking an active role as fathers, men not only find their own lives more joyful and fulfilling--they pass on to the next generation an unshakable legacy of love, wisdom, responsibility, and strength.
Publisher: New York, NY : New American Library, 2012.
ISBN: 0451236734
9780451236739
Characteristics: xxii, 291 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chiles, Nick

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Oct 24, 2012
  • ggbookreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

*Insightful. *Informative. *Educational. This was a well-developed manuscript and worth-while reading material. It would be a great reference for men that are fathers and those considering becoming fathers. This book offers real-life experiences told by several different men and their viewpoint about fatherhood; and some of the men tell about how they felt about their fathers and the hopes they have for their child or children based on their experiences as a child. Each man expresses how his childhood has an impact on his life now and how he hopes to have a positive impact on his child or children now and in the future. Readers may use the real-life experiences from this book in their parenting or try to avoid some of the negative the fathers speak about to make their child's life or children's lives a little better than their own childhood was.

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