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My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau

by Jean-Michel Cousteau & Daniel Paisner

In every legend, there is a legacy. In the life and career of undersea

explorer Jacques Cousteau, that legacy beats in the heart of the sea and in

the heart of his son, Jean-Michel, the noted French environmentalist,...


Song for My Father: Memoir of an All-American Family

by Stephanie, Stokes Oliver

On Election Day in 1960, a classmate of Stephanie Stokes Oliver threatened to beat her up. Why? Because in their class's mock presidential election, Stephanie revealed that she would follow her father's lead...


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

When Brad Meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa...


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...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dads & Daughters: Stories about the Special Relationship between Fathers and Daughters

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dads & Daughters celebrates the special bond between fathers and daughters. Daughters and wives will find this book a wonderful way to express their appreciation to their fathers and...


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

by Thomas Chatterton Williams

"A provocative, intellectual memoir" (USA Today)-from a remarkable new literary voice.

Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating...


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.

From the time he entered the public consciousness as a two-year-old golf prodigy on The Mike Douglas...


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 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

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 and...


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

Her mother was a brainy knockout with the sultry beauty of Marilyn Monroe, a raconteur whose fierce wit could shock an audience into hilarity or silence. Her father was a distinguished figure in American letters,...


Ask Your Father

by Emma Cook

Have you or Dad ever taken drugs? If there’s a God, why does he let us go to war? Can I get my belly button pierced? Why were you and Daddy shouting last night? Mum, why don’t you have a willy? All parents...


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,...


Raising Pre-teens (52 Brilliant Ideas): Tips and Techniques for Making the Most of Your Child's Terrible Tweens

by Sabina Dosani

52 fresh ways to help kids-and parents-survive the terrible tweens. From reading, pets, cooking, and music to the maintenance of good behavior and boundary keeping, Raising Pre-Teens presents practical and ingenious...


Getting Through to Your Kids

by Michael Popkin & Robyn Spizman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


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...


My Dad's Got Mojo

by Gary Bertwistle

Want to be the best dad ever in the eyes of your kids?

It's easier than you think!

This inspiring, easy-to-read book from the best-selling author of Who Stole My Mojo? shows you how to set the right tone, example...


Trading Manny

by Jim Gullo

The moving story of how a father and his young son recaptured their love of baseball—a winning testament to why the game matters and how it can still bring us together in spite of itself 


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