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Chicken soup for the father's soul : stories to open the hearts and rekindle the spirits of fathers /

by Canfield, Jack.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c2001Description: xvii, 365 p. : ill. 22 cm.ISBN: 1558748946 (tradepaper) :; 9781558748941 (tradepaper); 1558748954 (hc); 9781558748958 (hc).Title notes: $12.95 (g) 2-2014 (db)Subject(s): Fathers -- Literary collections | Fatherhood -- Literary collections | Fatherhood | Fathers | Literary collectionsOnline resources: Publisher description | Sample text | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Fatherhood. A moment can last forever / Graham Porter -- Wake-up call / Bob Welch -- Warning : an American teenager is loose in Europe / Dave Barry -- How I got into the movies / Gunter David -- The smell of grass / Adelaide Isaac -- Rapid rites of passage / Stefan Bechtel -- Benched / James Robinson -- Mollie's moment / Bill Shore -- The tooth / David R. Wilkins -- The red Chevy / Bob Carlisle -- My secret valentine / Robert Fulghum -- My first fish story / Jay Leno -- Play it as it lays / Bill Cosby) -- Sports, vacations and other adventures. Finding my way with Jesse / Scott Russell Sanders -- He's your fish, son / Marty Trammell -- Father at sea / Hugh O'Neill -- Becoming a jock dad / Andy Smith -- That's my boy! / Dave Barry
Softball people / Stacey Becker -- Hunters' bond / Frank M. Dattilio -- The family ski trip / Ernie Witham -- The last rainbow / Jim Fieberg -- Final season / Bob Welch -- Rites of passage. No more Sunday matinees / Lenny Grossman -- The important test / Brent L. Cobb -- Daddy loves his car / Hugh O'Neill -- Fathers are good at telling tall tales / Jim Hornbeck -- Nerd day / Ron Chapman -- Another milestone / Richard Cohen -- The bank of Dad / Mark Treyz -- Last words / H.L. "Bud" Tenney -- Taking care of things / W.W. Meade -- You can share my daddy / Linda L. Kerby -- Little boxes of chocolates / Barbara A. Crowley -- Don't let go, dad! / Richard H. Lomax -- Daddy's little girl / Michele Campbell -- Grandpa pinch-hits / F. Anthony D'Alessandro -- Catch and release / Dee Berry -- Now I understand my dad / Hank Whittemore.
Balancing work and family. A handful of blackberries / W.W. Meade -- Family picture / Gary Rosberg -- A father's interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13 / John G. "Giovanni" Grippando -- Statistics / Bits & Pieces -- Working from home / Ken Swarner -- My biggest fan / Bits & Pieces -- Where am I going so fast? / Jim Warda -- Employee of the year / Ken Swarner -- You can do anything / Tina Karratti -- Taking the time / Charles R. Swindoll -- Special moments. Riding tandem / Erik Weihenmayer -- A secret promise kept / Brian Keefe -- Longer, daddy ... longer / John Trent -- What any father would do / Ivan Maisel -- I'm daddy's girl / Becky Freeman -- The walnut tree / Calvin Louis Fudge -- A different perspective / Bits & Pieces -- Golf balls in heaven / Mark Donnelly -- The confession / Gerald R. Winner -- The stranger who became my dad / Susan J. Gordon -- My Father's Day card / Tom Krause
My wife is having a baby / Robert D. McLane II -- The color of love / Allison Harms -- A piece of chalk / Holly Smeltzer -- Holding hands / Chris Schroder -- More than a friend / Stanley R. Frager -- A young man's odyssey / Calvin Louis Fudge -- Overcoming obstacles. Perfection / Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn -- Nonstop / Stephen Fay -- Babies and restaurants are the Chernobyl of parenting / Dave Barry -- If you love me, say that! / Mitch Anthony -- Night moves / Ken Swarner -- The gag gift / George Parler -- For my grandson / Floyd Wickman and Terri Sjodin -- When life throws a hardball / Mike Harden -- A year of firsts / Bob Perks -- My father, the hero / Beth Clark -- The lovesick father/ Philip Yancey -- My father's fishing partner / Geoffrey Norman -- Hello...good-bye, daddy / Victoria Robinson
The most precious gift / Linda Rivers -- A favorite recollection / Rosalie Silverman -- The turtle / Steven M. Wheat -- Down suicide hill / Hugh O'Neill -- A father's wisdom. A new perspective / Sean Coxe -- Uncle Bun / Jan Nations -- Once the son, now the father / W.W. Meade -- Dad, I have a beach ball / Jeff Bohne -- Pass it on / Joan Lewis -- A war story / June Sandra Karshen -- My forever valentine / Pamela Underhill Altendorf -- Dad's squirrel / Loralee H. Hartje -- My father, my son, my self / Walt Harrington -- Thank you, dad / James Ruka -- More chicken soup -- Supporting children and families -- Who is Jack Canfield? -- Who is Mark Victor Hansen? -- Who is Jeff Aubery? -- Who are Mark and Chrissy Donnelly?).
Summary: The coauthors of Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, USA Today's #1 bestselling sports book of 1999, bring readers this sure-fire hit for fathers celebrating the joys and challenges of fatherhood. New dads, granddads, single dads and dads-to-be -- this book offers them all an entertaining and inspiring collection of stories on the triumphs and trials of the amazing journey called fatherhood. Chapters include: Special Moments, Overcoming Obstacles, Insights and Lessons, The Joys of Fatherhood, Across the Generations, and Achieving Dreams. By sharing true experiences and insights, this book provides reassurance to fathers and a reminder to cherish the special moments in life.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The coauthors of Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, USA Today's #1 bestselling sports book of 1999, bring readers this sure-fire hit for fathers celebrating the joys and challenges of fatherhood. <p>New dads, granddads, single dads and dads-to-be - this book offers them all an entertaining and inspiring collection of stories on the triumphs and trials of the amazing journey called fatherhood. Chapters include: Special Moments, Overcoming Obstacles, Insights and Lessons, The Joys of Fatherhood, Across the Generations, and Achieving Dreams. By sharing true experiences and insights, this book provides reassurance to fathers and a reminder to cherish the special moments in life.</p>

$12.95 (g) 2-2014 (db)

The coauthors of Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, USA Today's #1 bestselling sports book of 1999, bring readers this sure-fire hit for fathers celebrating the joys and challenges of fatherhood. New dads, granddads, single dads and dads-to-be -- this book offers them all an entertaining and inspiring collection of stories on the triumphs and trials of the amazing journey called fatherhood. Chapters include: Special Moments, Overcoming Obstacles, Insights and Lessons, The Joys of Fatherhood, Across the Generations, and Achieving Dreams. By sharing true experiences and insights, this book provides reassurance to fathers and a reminder to cherish the special moments in life.

Fatherhood. A moment can last forever / Graham Porter -- Wake-up call / Bob Welch -- Warning : an American teenager is loose in Europe / Dave Barry -- How I got into the movies / Gunter David -- The smell of grass / Adelaide Isaac -- Rapid rites of passage / Stefan Bechtel -- Benched / James Robinson -- Mollie's moment / Bill Shore -- The tooth / David R. Wilkins -- The red Chevy / Bob Carlisle -- My secret valentine / Robert Fulghum -- My first fish story / Jay Leno -- Play it as it lays / Bill Cosby) -- Sports, vacations and other adventures. Finding my way with Jesse / Scott Russell Sanders -- He's your fish, son / Marty Trammell -- Father at sea / Hugh O'Neill -- Becoming a jock dad / Andy Smith -- That's my boy! / Dave Barry

Softball people / Stacey Becker -- Hunters' bond / Frank M. Dattilio -- The family ski trip / Ernie Witham -- The last rainbow / Jim Fieberg -- Final season / Bob Welch -- Rites of passage. No more Sunday matinees / Lenny Grossman -- The important test / Brent L. Cobb -- Daddy loves his car / Hugh O'Neill -- Fathers are good at telling tall tales / Jim Hornbeck -- Nerd day / Ron Chapman -- Another milestone / Richard Cohen -- The bank of Dad / Mark Treyz -- Last words / H.L. "Bud" Tenney -- Taking care of things / W.W. Meade -- You can share my daddy / Linda L. Kerby -- Little boxes of chocolates / Barbara A. Crowley -- Don't let go, dad! / Richard H. Lomax -- Daddy's little girl / Michele Campbell -- Grandpa pinch-hits / F. Anthony D'Alessandro -- Catch and release / Dee Berry -- Now I understand my dad / Hank Whittemore.

Balancing work and family. A handful of blackberries / W.W. Meade -- Family picture / Gary Rosberg -- A father's interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13 / John G. "Giovanni" Grippando -- Statistics / Bits & Pieces -- Working from home / Ken Swarner -- My biggest fan / Bits & Pieces -- Where am I going so fast? / Jim Warda -- Employee of the year / Ken Swarner -- You can do anything / Tina Karratti -- Taking the time / Charles R. Swindoll -- Special moments. Riding tandem / Erik Weihenmayer -- A secret promise kept / Brian Keefe -- Longer, daddy ... longer / John Trent -- What any father would do / Ivan Maisel -- I'm daddy's girl / Becky Freeman -- The walnut tree / Calvin Louis Fudge -- A different perspective / Bits & Pieces -- Golf balls in heaven / Mark Donnelly -- The confession / Gerald R. Winner -- The stranger who became my dad / Susan J. Gordon -- My Father's Day card / Tom Krause

My wife is having a baby / Robert D. McLane II -- The color of love / Allison Harms -- A piece of chalk / Holly Smeltzer -- Holding hands / Chris Schroder -- More than a friend / Stanley R. Frager -- A young man's odyssey / Calvin Louis Fudge -- Overcoming obstacles. Perfection / Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn -- Nonstop / Stephen Fay -- Babies and restaurants are the Chernobyl of parenting / Dave Barry -- If you love me, say that! / Mitch Anthony -- Night moves / Ken Swarner -- The gag gift / George Parler -- For my grandson / Floyd Wickman and Terri Sjodin -- When life throws a hardball / Mike Harden -- A year of firsts / Bob Perks -- My father, the hero / Beth Clark -- The lovesick father/ Philip Yancey -- My father's fishing partner / Geoffrey Norman -- Hello...good-bye, daddy / Victoria Robinson

The most precious gift / Linda Rivers -- A favorite recollection / Rosalie Silverman -- The turtle / Steven M. Wheat -- Down suicide hill / Hugh O'Neill -- A father's wisdom. A new perspective / Sean Coxe -- Uncle Bun / Jan Nations -- Once the son, now the father / W.W. Meade -- Dad, I have a beach ball / Jeff Bohne -- Pass it on / Joan Lewis -- A war story / June Sandra Karshen -- My forever valentine / Pamela Underhill Altendorf -- Dad's squirrel / Loralee H. Hartje -- My father, my son, my self / Walt Harrington -- Thank you, dad / James Ruka -- More chicken soup -- Supporting children and families -- Who is Jack Canfield? -- Who is Mark Victor Hansen? -- Who is Jeff Aubery? -- Who are Mark and Chrissy Donnelly?).

Bibliography : p. 361-365.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • Introduction (p. xv)
  • Share with Us (p. xvii)
  • 1. Fatherhood
  • A Moment Can Last Forever (p. 2)
  • Wake-Up Call (p. 5)
  • Warning: An American Teenager Is Loose in Europe (p. 9)
  • How I Got into the Movies (p. 12)
  • The Smell of Grass (p. 16)
  • Rapid Rites of Passage (p. 18)
  • Benched (p. 23)
  • Mollie's Moment (p. 26)
  • The Tooth (p. 30)
  • The Red Chevy (p. 32)
  • My Secret Valentine (p. 36)
  • My First Fish Story (p. 38)
  • Play It as It Lays (p. 40)
  • 2. Sports, Vacations and other Adventures
  • Finding My Way with Jesse (p. 44)
  • He's Your Fish, Son (p. 49)
  • Father at Sea (p. 54)
  • Becoming a Jock Dad (p. 58)
  • That's My Boy! (p. 62)
  • Softball People (p. 66)
  • Hunters' Bond (p. 72)
  • The Family Ski Trip (p. 78)
  • The Last Rainbow (p. 83)
  • Final Season (p. 87)
  • 3. Rites of Passage
  • No More Sunday Matinees (p. 94)
  • The Important Test (p. 98)
  • Daddy Loves His Car (p. 102)
  • Fathers Are Good at Telling Tall Tales (p. 108)
  • Nerd Day (p. 111)
  • Another Milestone (p. 112)
  • The Bank of Dad (p. 114)
  • Last Words (p. 116)
  • Taking Care of Things (p. 119)
  • You Can Share My Daddy (p. 126)
  • Little Boxes of Chocolates (p. 128)
  • Don't Let Go, Dad! (p. 131)
  • Daddy's Little Girl (p. 134)
  • Grandpa Pinch-Hits (p. 137)
  • Catch and Release (p. 143)
  • Now I Understand My Dad (p. 149)
  • 4. Balancing Work and Family
  • A Handful of Blackberries (p. 156)
  • Family Picture (p. 162)
  • A Father's Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13 (p. 166)
  • Statistics (p. 168)
  • Working from Home (p. 170)
  • My Biggest Fan (p. 173)
  • Where Am I Going So Fast? (p. 174)
  • Employee of the Year (p. 177)
  • You Can Do Anything (p. 179)
  • Taking the Time (p. 181)
  • 5. Special Moments
  • Riding Tandem (p. 184)
  • A Secret Promise Kept (p. 190)
  • Longer, Daddy ... Longer (p. 194)
  • What Any Father Would Do (p. 196)
  • I'm Daddy's Girl (p. 198)
  • The Walnut Tree (p. 200)
  • A Different Perspective (p. 206)
  • Golf Balls in Heaven (p. 208)
  • The Confession (p. 211)
  • The Stranger Who Became My Dad (p. 213)
  • My Father's Day Card (p. 217)
  • My Wife Is Having a Baby (p. 219)
  • The Color of Love (p. 223)
  • A Piece of Chalk (p. 227)
  • Holding Hands (p. 230)
  • More Than a Friend (p. 233)
  • A Young Man's Odyssey (p. 235)
  • 6. Overcoming Obstacles
  • Perfection (p. 242)
  • Nonstop (p. 246)
  • Babies and Restaurants Are the Chernobyl of Parenting (p. 252)
  • If You Love Me, Say That! (p. 256)
  • Night Moves (p. 258)
  • The Gag Gift (p. 260)
  • For My Grandson (p. 264)
  • When Life Throws a Hardball (p. 266)
  • A Year of Firsts (p. 271)
  • My Father, the Hero (p. 274)
  • The Lovesick Father (p. 278)
  • My Father's Fishing Partner (p. 282)
  • Hello ... Good-Bye, Daddy (p. 289)
  • The Most Precious Gift (p. 293)
  • A Favorite Recollection (p. 296)
  • The Turtle (p. 299)
  • Down Suicide Hill (p. 303)
  • 7. A Father's Wisdom
  • A New Perspective (p. 308)
  • Uncle Bun (p. 309)
  • Once the Son, Now the Father (p. 311)
  • Dad, I Have a Beach Ball (p. 316)
  • Pass It On (p. 319)
  • A War Story (p. 324)
  • My Forever Valentine (p. 326)
  • Dad's Squirrel (p. 329)
  • My Father, My Son, My Self (p. 333)
  • Thank You, Dad (p. 339)
  • More Chicken Soup? (p. 343)
  • Supporting Children and Families (p. 344)
  • Who Is Jack Canfield? (p. 345)
  • Who Is Mark Victor Hansen? (p. 346)
  • Who Is Jeff Aubery? (p. 347)
  • Who Are Mark and Chrissy Donnelly? (p. 348)
  • Contributors (p. 349)
  • Permissions (p. 361)

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Holding Hands The best thing to hold on to is each other. Anonymous I was sleeping late. I had just published the first issue of my local newspaper, Atlanta 30306, and was recovering from three all-nighters earlier in the month. The phone rang. The call was from either a brother or a sister. I don't remember which now. My dad had been walking down the hallway at the Northside YMCA on Roswell Road, going to his daily swimming aerobics class, when he had a massive stroke. I drove quickly to Piedmont Hospital and ran into the emergency room. I thought about how Dad had cared for me there through broken bones, an appendectomy and so on. Now, I was going to see him. I found him in a room, unconscious. It was so quiet. I just stood by his side, helplessly. A nurse I hadn't seen standing in the corner told me I could touch him. Touch him? I thought. How? I looked at his hands. I remembered grasping them in handshakes for years. I remembered how later, after our family discovered affection, hugging him, and even in recent years, kissing him. But I had no memory of ever just holding his hand, as a child might grab a parent's hand to cross the street. I placed his hand in mine and just held it. It felt so large; bony, yet soft. Why have I never done this before? I thought. Was it my insecurities or his? Perhaps both. It was the last time I touched my father. He never regained consciousness and died later that evening. I revisit that image often and have drawn much comfort from remembering that simple act of holding hands with my dad during the last hours of his life. A seemingly small gesture, but one that allows two people to connect so quickly, so closely. My own eleven-year-old son knows this and is, thankfully, not bound by the inhibitions of earlier generations. One time, after my dad's death, I was walking in a mall with him and his cousin of the same age. His cousin asked him why he was holding my hand. He said nothing, but quickly released my grasp. That was it, I thought. The defining moment. Even though I had felt a little self-conscious holding his hand there in the mall, I knew I would miss his touch more than he would ever know. Yet, a few weeks later during another weekend together, he quietly slipped his hand in mine. I felt connected again. This summer in Paris, we walked along the Seine as I led him and his thirteen-year-old sister to cathedrals and museums. He grabbed my hand, and we walked together for several blocks. My daughter, who had stopped holding my hand at age nine or ten, sped up and looked over at the clasp. I knew she was going to say something as only a sister, much too cool for such a display, would. Then she caught my eye and my smile. Uncharacteristically, she retreated and said nothing. And so we continued along the riverbank, a family of three, she comfortable in her detachment, my son content with his innate instinct to connect with others, and me, Excerpted from Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Fathers by Jack L. Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery, Mark Donnelly, Chrissy Donnelly All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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