Love that Boy by Ron Fournier audiobook

Love that Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parents Expectations

By Ron Fournier
Read by Jonathan Yen

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154185

  • ISBN: 9781665154161

  • ISBN: 9781665154178

Runtime: 6.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Tyler and I inch toward the Green Room, in line with blow-dried TV anchors and stuffy columnists. He's practicing his handshake and hello: “It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President.” When the couple in front of us steps forward for their picture, my teenager with sky-blue eyes and a soft heart looks up at me and says, “I hope I don't let you down, Dad.” 

What kind of father raises a son to worry about embarrassing his dad? I want to tell Tyler not to worry, that he'd never let me down. That there's nothing wrong with being different. That I actually am proud of what makes him special. But we are next in line to meet the president of the United States in a room filled with fellow strivers, and all I can think about is the real possibility that Tyler might embarrass himself. Or, God forbid, me.

What we want for our children—popularity, normalcy, genius—and what they truly need—grit, empathy, character—are explored by National Journal's Ron Fournier, who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of other loving-but-struggling parents.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English