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

Version: Abridged
Author: Tim Russert
Narrator: Tim Russert
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Relationships, Essays & Anthologies
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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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.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Reviews (3)

Wisdom of Our Fathers

Written by Anonymous on September 3rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I enjoyed this book and the wonderful message from so many sons and daughters that greatly admired there Dads and Grandfathers. Thanks so all for sharing your great memories !!

For all of those who have father's.

Written by Rick White on August 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great fallow up to "Big Russ & Me", it will make you laugh and cry, you will see parts of your own father ( as I did) an excellent narration by the author , keeps your attention at a great pace .I wish this book had been longer , not just for father's day but every day you remember your father.

Not so good

Written by Anonymous from Franconia, NH on April 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Not so good. Either I wasn't in the mood or it was just read poorly. I usually love to listen, and this just did not catch my attention, and couldn't hold it thru a CD. Returned it the same day.

Author Details

Author Details

Russert, Tim

Tim Russert is the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, and the Washington bureau chief of NBC News. He is married to Maureen Orth, and they have one son, Luke.

"From the Hardcover edition."