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To me, he was just dad : stories of growing up with famous fathers / Joshua David Stein and the editors of Fatherly.

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  • ISBN: 9781579659349
  • ISBN: 1579659349
  • Physical Description: 205 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Artisan, [2020]

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My father the all-star : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / by Habiba Alcindor -- My father the bad motherf*cker : Samuel L. Jackson / by Zoë Jackson -- My father the Beatle : John Lennon / by Julian Lennon -- My father the captain : Peter Wilcox / by Natasha Wilcox -- My father the cartoonist : Garry Trudeau / by Ross Trudeau -- My father the chef : Jacques Pépin / by Claudine Pépin -- My father the clown : Glen "Frosty" Little / by Tawnya Volz -- My father the cover artist : Craig Braun / by Tim Braun -- My father the cult leader : Saul B. Newton / by Tim Braun -- My father the daredevil : Evel Knievel / by Robert Edward Knievel III -- My father the decathlete : Caitlyn Jenner / by Brandon Jenner -- My father the dragon : Bruce Lee / by Shannon Lee -- My father the drug lord : Pablo Escobar / Sebastián Marroquín -- My father the dude : Jeff Bridges / by Isabelle Bridges Boesch -- My father the Duke : John Wayne / by Ethan Wayne -- My father the dungeon master : Gary Gygax / by Lucion Gygax -- My father the executioner : Donald A. Cabana / by Kristin Fitzgerald -- My father the farmer : Thomas S. Sullivan / by Jim Graham -- My father the hero : Walter Ehlers / by Catherine Metcalf -- My father the hostage : Terry Anderson / by Sulome Anderson -- My father the hostage negotiator : Jack Cambria / by Melissa Cambria -- My father the inventor : Ray Kurzweil / by Amy Kurzweil -- My father the king of cool : Miles Davis / by Erin Davis -- My father the mentalist : Uri Geller / by Daniel Geller -- My father the miracle worker : Herb Brooks / by Daniel Brooks -- My father the murderer : George Hodel / by Steve Hodel -- My father the novelist : Kurt Vonnegut / by Mark Vonnegut -- My father the organizer : Cesar Chavez / by Paul F. Chavez -- My father the physicist : Michio Kaku / by Michelle Kaku -- My father the pitcher : Nolan Ryan / by Reid Ryan -- My father the preacher : Ted Haggard / by Marcus Haggard -- My father the scientist : Jonas Salk / by Peter L. Salk -- My father the spy : Paul Dillon / by Eva Dillon -- My father the stargazer : Carl Sagan / by Nick Sagan -- My father the strongman : Jack LaLanne / by Jon LaLanne -- My father the superman : Christopher Reeve / by Matthew Reeve -- My father the visionary : Eero Saarinen / by Eric Saarinen -- My father the voice : Jim Cummings / by Raleigh West -- My father the vulcan : Leonard Nimoy / by Adam Nimoy.
Summary, etc.:
"My Father the Chef. My Father the Cult Leader. My Father the Duke. These men (Jacques Pépin, Saul Newton, and John Wayne, respectively) are among the famous-and infamous-fathers featured in To Me, He Was Just Dad, a collection of first-person essays written by the children of some of the world's most fascinating men. Though these men may be familiar to the reader, their children offer a unique, intimate view of them at their most unvarnished, through heartfelt reflections, charming anecdotes, and archival photographs. Christopher Reeve's son fondly recalls both the adventure-filled days spent copiloting Cessnas with his Superman father, and the ways in which their relationship deepened after Reeve's devastating accident. Evel Knievel's son, Robbie Knievel, reveals the mixture of fear and pride his father had in his son's desire to follow in his footsteps, beginning with jumping his mini-bike over his friends' ten-speeds to eventually succeeding where his father had failed, jumping the Caesars Palace fountains in Las Vegas. And Cesar Chavez's son shares the most important lesson his father ever taught him: "In the fight for justice, you only lose when you stop fighting-you only lose when you quit." Taken together, these and the many other stories featured here serve as a moving celebration of the profound role fathers can play in the lives of their children"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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