Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love

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New World Library, Apr 1, 2014 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by readers from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life’s most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections on love, marriage, travel, money and wealth, tragedy and suffering, spirituality, sex, and the true meaning of strength, with new chapters on sexual identity and the difficulty of moving on (from relationships, homes, and stages of life). Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, Letters to My Son is a book to savor and a gift to give to anyone looking for clear and gentle guidance on the big issues in life.

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Preface to theTwentieth Anniversary Edition
A Fathers Wish
Chapter 1 The Shadow of the Father
Chapter 2 Man and Male
Chapter 3 Strength
Chapter 4 Rainaldis Lesson
Chapter 18 The Blue Moment
Chapter 19 Leaving
Chapter 20 Craigs Lesson
Chapter 21 The Power of Art
Chapter 22 On Loving Another Man
Chapter 23 Women and Men
Chapter 24 Falling in Love
Chapter 25 The Mystery of Sex

Chapter 5 Education and Learning
Chapter 6 Work
Chapter 7 Possessions
Chapter 8 The Miracle of Giving
Chapter 9 Money and Wealth
Chapter 10 Drugs and Alcohol
Chapter 11 Tragedy and Suffering
Chapter 12 Fighting
Chapter 13 War
Chapter 14 The Spiritual Journey
Chapter 15 Loneliness and Solitude
Chapter 16 Sports and Competition
Chapter 17 Travel
Chapter 26 Making Love
Chapter 27 The Haunted Heart
Chapter 28 Partners and Marriage
Chapter 29 Staying Faithful
Chapter 30 Fatherhood
Chapter 31 The Burden of Age
Chapter 32 The Gift of Age
Chapter 33 Death
Chapter 34 Embracing the Light
Epilogue A Fathers Reflection
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A two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Kent Nerburn is the author of thirteen books on spirituality and Native American themes, including Simple Truths, Neither Wolf nor Dog, and Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce (featured on the History Channel). He lives in northern Minnesota.

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