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This is a memorable book In a few words mostly reconstructed family dialogue Larry Elder imparts a vivid impression of his immediate family mom dad and brothers Kirk and Dennis his extended family and the family s cultural roots Larry follows the life of his father Randolph from an impoverished childhood in the Jim Crow South through the Marine Corps in World War II to his work driven years in Los Angeles hard memories of a work driven man who terrified his sons Larry broke off relations with his father and moved across the country for many years One day responding to an inner prod Larry bought a plane ticket back to Los Angeles and appeared unannounced to confront his father about his lifetime of abuse Expecting a brief and fiery confrontation Larry was amazed to find himself engaged in a marathon discussion lasting many hours From this discussion emerged an entirely new relationship with his father and from that came healing to other relationships in the family as well The transformation is wonderful to read and shines hope on toxic family relationships that are familiar to most of us I hope the book is released in paperback I spotted at least three errors missed by the editors such as duplicate words But what I really wish the publishers would add is some pictures The only image and it s a ood one is the cover photo of Randolph Elder s snack bar at 12th Place and Valencia Street Larry mentions some family photographs in his narrative and I think it would add to the book to include some of these in the next edition Larry Elder s memoir emphasizes the importance of a two parent family It also relates the different perception a child may have of his father as a child and As a long time listener of the Larry Elder Show I was looking forward to reading this book Larry is a libertarian not a conservative who believes in limited overnment and personal responsibility In this book we find that hard work and self reliance can et you through the challenges of life and lead to success We learn this from the story of his father a man who did not know who his father was He was on his own at age 13 and had less than a high school education yet he worked hard at various jobs in the Jim Crow south moved to California where he worked as a janitor and eventually became a successful business manWe also read of Larry s hatred for his father and his not speaking to him for 10 years and his eventual reunion and understanding and renewal of respect for his dad after an eight hour coversation where Larry learned things about his father and about himself he never before understoodA uick and easy read Loved it Thanks you Larry Elder for presenting an honest look at the relationship you had with your difficult father You set out to confront your father to ask him why life was so tough Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood growing up with an angry man in the house and it took a biguy you to look at life from his point of view the hardships he suffered the work ethic he developed and his philosophy of life that kept him from deserting his family and winding up a derelict in an alley somewhere A book for all people all classes all races Not uite a rags to riches story but definitely a rags to middle class account Two Thumbs up Get it read it uick An excellent book In listening to the story of Larry s life and his dad s not only did I pick up a lot of Imagine That! great advice butot a Elena's Conquest great opportunity to reflect I thought about my relationships and life thus far and how I want to end well Iot pretty choked up towards the end thinking about my own parents and what it will be like as we all row older I would it will be like as we all row older I would recommend anyone pick up this book regardless of your stage in life This book is excellent there is some swearing so be warned but it is a wonderful autobiography and tribute from a son to his father Larry Elder is a conservative black talk show host who attended Brown University and Michigan for law school I read this book in about 24 hours Compelling story Great book I thought of the trials with my own father and some of the conversations that we have had and are still having yes my father did come from the same era as Larry s dad went through some of the same things utilized the military as a stepping stone raised many boys Many of us would find some similarities in our life spaces with this book I thought it a was a welcome read during this holiday season and it made me appreciate my own father even It shows that there are blind spots in family relationships because the children and sometimes the spouse do not really understand where the other has been yes this can and will happen and still does it does show that there is often than not if I had known maybe I could have handled this or that differently In fact the conversation in the book helped Larry s own parents find some appreciation for each other it demonstrates the frailty of life and in my case I really appreciate my parents and the relationships that I have with each of them First a disclaimer I ve never listened to Larry Elder on the radio and knew absolutely nothing about him And took this book straight on without context bias or any Introductory Knowledge To Its knowledge to its at all I just saw the title in a oodreads friend s lists and added itThe entire first 3 or 4 chapters were not fun to read I would categorize them in my wire coat hanger category And the author was too flip in telling about it within such accusatory detail of ridicule too But the fear and tension factors came across in a very real sense of actuality That s how it is This I do know And have also see. Stunning a wonderful read a page turner a handbook for life Those words of advance praise from another celebrated author scarcely convey just how powerfully mesmerizing is the latest book by New York Times best selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Larry Elder Dear Father Dear Son is a personal memoir of Elder's troubled one might even say tortured relationship with his father and the astonishing outcome that develops when Elder at long last confronts himSays Elder 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 sel. ,


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United States a leader even if you don t necessarily agree with where he is leading Elder s work in the entertainment industry pales in comparison to that and his light tome ends up reflecting how uninteresting his life has been with only the benefit of addressing how much better Compton used to be though he still presents it as an urban Mayberry of sortsHis parents had a fraught relationship which was perhaps the most scandalous part of Mr Elder s life they ended up sleeping in separate rooms Divorce was taboo for their eneration This is one of the few interesting things that happened in his household that Elder should ve expanded on but he doesn t He also doesn t Rescuing Gus get too much into his relationship with his brothers He lost one to drug abuse and he does pay tribute to how beloved he was despite not being conventionally regarded asood or usefulElder s main complaint about his father was that he was humorless man who did not show affection easily It doesn t occur to Elder that his father might be surly for a reason He Class of 92: Out of Our League grew up in a time and place where black men weren t exactly treated well This is a sociological idea called conditioning which is the root of all mind sciences Elder meanwhile was spoiled by areater degree of tolerance towards blacks that weren t Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story given to Depression era blacks who had to deal with not just legalized racism but the Klan as an enforcer of the status uo He takes issue withovernment sanctioned discrimination however whites can discriminate against blacks because that s the way things are which makes it okay The How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead government shouldn tet involved to stop racial discrimination either because the overnment is normally the problem Elder imagines everyone hated his father for being a Republican however he s also depicted as a pillar of the community which completely voids the argument that blacks hate Republicans or are hostile to conservatism More precisely it s the shrill and delusional messenger that has kept so many blacks loyal to the opposition since the Johnson administrationNor has Elder been abused enough to write a compelling memoir of survival Elder and his brothers were spanked with belts and switches not electrical cords or rods and only to discipline them not out of parental cruelty When the kids cry as they are disciplined the father declares I ll ive you a reason to cry This was unbelievably a common saying amongst the Greatest Generation as they raised their kids and is not uniuely something that happened to Larry Elder My randmother used it on my mother The senior Elder was prone to comical fits of outrage However a moment of levity comes from his pronouncement that Nixon should just make tapes as a solution for WatergateThat Elder had been so unaware of his father s history is bizarre and oes against what one would expect from just standard parent child interaction The senior Elder being okay with his regiment being segregated during World War 2 the support role meant that black troops were not allowed to fully serve both illustrates where Larry ets his bizarre worldview and nulls Mr Elder s assertion that he was just as patriotic as the white men who were forced to see combatThroughout this book Elder divorces society from race except to criticize blacks who are the real racists He might be right If Larry Elder had ever been a victim of racism from the whites whom he now counts as his peers he does not disclose it here Part of the reason why might be that he doesn t want to dwell on it the other Part of the reason why might be that he doesn t want to dwell on it the other being that he regards such flawed white men as still better than the blacks whom they enerally discriminate against Rich people deserve to be rich and most are hard workers so we shouldn t hate their success Black people tip poorly so it s okay to discriminate against them in the foodservice industryElder was Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi given dreams to leave Compton by public school teachers and he received aid to take the SATs Elder benefitted from a public education at Fairfax my own alma mater yet he believes in taking away funds from public education The private sector can do it better and theovernment ets in the wayElder s focus on his father s story so often comes at the expense of his mother Her death occupies only a couple paragraphs near the end Mrs Elder was prone to crazy schemes like invading Mexico to solve the immigration crisis These ideas are not practical even if they originally sound ood on paper In one scene Mrs Elder claims that she s about to cry rape to a military recruiter in order to et his brother Dennis in the army Elder does not pass judgement on this erratic scheme In fact decades later he would repeatedly accuse former President Bill Clinton of rape suggesting that false cries of rape is an Elder family traditionThere is one scene that illustrates his parent s divide and that of conservatism A man who was obviously an illegal immigrant walked into the diner one day and tried to order food but couldn t because he couldn t speak English His parents would argue over whether they should ve served him his mother insisting that this was an English only business his father was just trying to make the sale It doesn t occur to Elder that both of his parents could be wrong Whether or not someone can speak English should not stop them from being able to order a cheeseburgerUltimately Larry Elder has lived a privileged life His family wasn t rich but they always had enough to eat He rew up in an apparently loving household and he writes loving of HIS parents He has however inherited traits from his parents that he would readily concede. Alling it stunning Burt Boyar co author of the bestselling autobiography on Sammy Davis Jr says of Dear Father Dear Son Above all it is a wonderful read I Dear Father Dear Son Above all it is a wonderful read I tempted to call it a page turner but in my case I hated to turn every page because that meant I was etting closer to the end and I did not want it to end The book is filled with emotion It is of course a handbook for life I uess it is that above all things Any kid who reads it and follows the advice of how to live his life just has to come out well Dear Father Dear Son 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 really been there all along. NThe rest of the book was tremendous and inspirational It clearly charted the slow process of etting the talk possible and actual I just loved it That history that starkly worded life uips and action opinions of his Mother those especially All 5 stars And his Dad s complete background various paths to find his diner all of the possibles that lived in his head Pure 5 star outstanding That s how it s done Determination work work work Repeat And it OFTEN starts with a loose young person cannon being taken in where you don t belong as within a peon job help in some regard No fanfare no awareness campaign or to advertise or reeducate an attitude Also mostly without a minimum wage level in sight or much of anything but a learning curve straight up On how the world actually works Larry s Dad was an expert for sure As bad as the treatment to his children and sad inability to counter that anger unnamed by him too but certainly felt was Still the entire book is really a love letter to these parents in surmounting it Splendidly too And in continuation of passing on those skills of owning yourself and not pity partying as a mind habit as well Inspirational to me Aspirations exploding and expanding and realized Cored on a strong self identity Be it flawed or set upon severe boundaries of exact right or wrong Better than a void for sure Or a belief in nothing but backward looking baggage which fosters a continual self defeating poor me victim core to nowhereWould that we all have such constancy and endurance And pure strength Kudos for Larry Elder in recognizing the worst and yet forgiving in full power And WITHOUT churning backward history or past century reasons as continuing burden of carrying that log on his own shoulder Lastly I would have loved to meet his Mom I had a Mom who lived to that exact same age and was called the War Department too Actually my cousins called my parents The Axis Powers so this book really hit home for me In those exact same eras as Larry s parents lives too This was in the last 23rds of the book a uite modern and wonderful Christmas read Especially for we who have similar life stories Or who found themselves Or we who have had in some portions of our past started a vaguely found 15 year old street side person with nothing better to do on how to change a tire on a truck with an O ring BEHIND a protective shield instead of how he was trying to do it on his uncle s truck so he doesn t kill himself when the O ring blows off the rim And then lived too to see that same boy become a man with 2 businesses 13 kids and who knows now at the 2018 plus juncture how many randchildren living in supreme success all over the USA in dozens of skill fields and professions instead of ang banging and killing each other as their cousins sure did That s how it changes Skills and self worth encouraged for productive in the acting world abilities Not years and years of words nor encouragements in any factors toward an upbringing by the village that rows a majority outcome of a solidly dependentneedy life of no human values except reactions of etting even and even less joy that is not found within drink or narcotics I have been a radio fan of Larry Elder s for many years He hosted an afternoon show in Los Angeles that added a calm perspective to the earlier news and opinions of the day for me I was surprised though at how this very clear political analyst could translate his clarity to such a personal arena his troubled history with his father That is a big leap for the most sensitive person I salute him for his courage and his example in showing adult children how they can establish or rebuild broken relationships with family members to the ood for everyone Larry ave his father a ift and his readers a blessing as well There s a moment in this book where Larry Elder explicitly says that his life oal is not to better the world but to be rich This is ultimately the most self reflective moment in this tome which undoubtedly eludes the author Elder has no principles He s just trying to make moneyIf you re at all with experienced with Larry Elder s radio shows he espouses a neo fascist ideology under a pretense of libertarianism while exhibiting bizarre fits of rage His views are at times disconnected from reality itself much like his refusal to acknowledge that he was wrong to support the neocon agenda He s a Republican hiding behind the pretense of libertarianism He went completely in when Bush sold America the Ira war in 2003Elder hasn t lived an interesting enough life to write a compelling autobiography If he has he does not want to write about such matters which might be refreshing if it didn t feel like he is nonetheless attempting to communicate something here about himself his father or his socio Political Views He Spent Eight views He spent eight in jailbecause he mouthed off to a cop after being rightfully accused of jaywalking Not exactly Hurricane territory and this doesn t o anywhereIn every ancedote Elder ends up doing the right thing Everyone who doesn t listen to conventional wisdom and Larry Elder end up doing the wrong thing They suffer the conseuences of not listening to Larry Elder This is incredibly bad writing of man obsessed with framing himself as reat without also acknowledging his faults This is comparable to Barack Obama s memoirs however Obama has lived a interesting life a biracial child essentially abandoned by his father and thru ambition and character attended the Ivy League became a law professor a community organizer a US Senatorand then the President of the. Dom talked about himself And WHAT I KNEW I HATED REALLY REALLY HATED COLD I knew I hated really really hated Cold of the. Dom talked about himself And what I knew I hated really really hated Cold ill 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 After that said Elder We did not speak to each other for ten yearsAnd then we did for eight hours The result can't be described It has to be experiencedAs reflected in the book's subtitle Two Lives Eight Hours one extraordinary all day conversation between Elder and his long estranged father utterly transformed their relationship It is no exaggeration to say the book will likewise transform readersIndeed


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