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Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months

by John Pfeiffer

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy--this book's here to help you avoid all (most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather...


In My Father's Shadow: A Daughter Remembers Orson Welles

by ChrisWelles Feder

Out of all the many stars and celebrities Hollywood has produced, only a handful have achieved the fame-and, some would say, infamy-of Orson Welles, the creator and star of what is arguably the greatest American...


Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633

by Maria Galilei

When she was 13, Virginia Galilei, eldest daughter of the great scientist Galileo, was placed by her father in a convent. Now, for the first time, all of the letters written to her father are reproduced in English,...


Between Father and Son

by Eric V. Copage

Thirteen-year-old Jordan Garrison is at a crossroads. He's just about to enter high school, and his biggest worries are his new bottom-of-the-totem-pole status as an incoming freshman and his father's constant...


My Father's Daughter: A Memoir

by Tina Sinatra & Jeff Coplon

A startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who for the first time writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people...


Heroes for My Son

by Brad Meltzer

Since the birth of his son in 2003, bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer (The Book of Fate, The Tenth Justice, The Book of Lies) has been collecting heroes from whom his son can learn how to live a good life. In...


Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 1999

by Dava Sobel

Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called...


Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

by Thomas Chatterton Williams

A pitch-perfect account of how hip-hop culture drew in the author and how his father drew him out again-with love, perseverance, and fifteen thousand books.

Into Williams's childhood home-a one-story ranch...


His Father's Son: Earl and Tiger Woods

by Tom Callahan

A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods

Tiger Woods has been with us since he appeared on "The Mike Douglas Show" as a two-year-old, hitting...


Reading My Father: A Memoir

by Alexandra Styron

PART MEMOIR AND PART ELEGY, READING MY FATHER IS THE STORY OF A DAUGHTER COMING TO KNOW HER FATHER AT LAST— A GIANT AMONG TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELISTS AND A MAN WHOSE DEVASTATING DEPRESSION DARKENED...


My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography 2008

by Ariel Sabar

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made...


Father Knows Less: One Dad's Quest to Answer His Son's Most Baffling Questions

by Wendell Jamieson

Kids ask the darndest questions—and the answers make for a “funny and fascinating”(Publishers Weekly) book.

Wendell Jamieson’s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. “Dad, what...


Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son

by Kevin Cook

In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the riveting tale of two proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden age--the dawn of professional golf

Bringing to life golf’s founding father and son,...


My Father's Footprints: A Memoir

by Colin McEnroe

Starting with the death of his father and chronicling backwards, the author examines their relationship in order to understand his dad, not just as a father, but as a man.


The Deeds Of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

by Paul David Pope, Generoso Sr. Pope & Gene Jr. Pope

This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds...


The Jew Store: A Family Memoir

by Stella Suberman

"For a real bargain, while you're making a living, you should make also a life." --Aaron Bronson

In 1920, in small-town America, the ubiquitous dry goods store--suits and coats, shoes and hats, work clothes...


My Father, the Cat

by Henry Slesar

Henry Slesar, as we have said before, is a young advertising executive who has rapidly become one of the better known writers in the field. Here is an off-trail story that is guaranteed to make some of you take...

Lies My Mother Never Told Me

by Kaylie Jones

In her riveting memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me, Kaylie Jones—the daughter of author James Jones (From Here to Eternity) and an acclaimed author in her own right (A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries; Celeste...


A Cup of Comfort for Fathers

by Colleen Sell

He gave you your eye color, your love of old movies, and the inspiration for countless inside jokes that only a father can appreciate. He's your Dad.

A Cup of Comfort for Fathers celebrates the indescribable...


The Everything Father's First Year Book

by Vincent Iannelli

Change a diaper? Soothe a crying baby? Function on just a few hours of sleep?

Anything moms can do, dads can do--with a little help!

Becoming a father is a colossal event in a man's life. For nine months, he...


When Your Parent Moves In

by David Horgan & Shira Block

So you thought you'd never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their children--and changing everything. Making room physically, emotionally,...


Getting Through to Your Kids

by Michael Popkin & Robyn Spizman

From toddlers to teens, children are full of questions. While we all want to give the right answers, we don't always know whether to be detailed or discreet, protective or honest.

Drawn from the advice and experiences...


The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers

by Scott Mactavish

FATHERHOOD DEMYSTIFIED! Finally-a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial tips and advice from a man's point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies-just...


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