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A Lot Like Me: A Father and Son’s Journey to Reconciliation

Author: Larry Elder
Publisher: Regnery Publishing • May 7, 2018 • 256 pages

A Lot Like Me: A Father and Son’s Journey to Reconciliation is national bestselling author and syndicated radio host Larry Elder’s personal memoir of his troubled ― one might even say tortured ― relationship with his father.

Elder writes, “A man’s relationship with his father ― every boy, every man lucky enough to have a father in his life has to figure that out. My own father? I thought I knew him ― even though he seldom talked about himself. And what I knew I hated ― really, really hated. Cold, ill-tempered, thin-skinned, my father always seemed on the brink of erupting. Scared to death of him, I kept telling myself to find the courage to ‘stand up to him.’ When I was fifteen, I did.”

“We did not speak to each other for ten years…. And then we did ― for eight hours.”

Dear Father, Dear Son is the powerful story of those eight hours, during which Elder finally confronted his father. It is the story of one extraordinary, all-day conversation between Elder and his long-estranged father that utterly transformed their relationship. It is the story of one man discovering a son he never really knew. And of the son finding a man, a friend, a father who had been there all along.

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