DADDIES AND DAUGHTERS

DADDIES AND DAUGHTERS

TENDER MOMENTS LASTING JOYS

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From the bestselling coauthor of Girlfriends comes a poignant celebration of the bond between women and the first men in their lives -- their fathers.
Told in the voices of ordinary people, the stories in Daddies and Daughters take you through a lifetime of experiences, from a father's exultant "It's a girl" to a daughter's eloquent thoughts on the legacy of her father's love. Daughters talk about their fathers as teachers, disciplinarians, protectors, providers, and unfailingly vulnerable pushovers. Fathers reveal how their daughters brought out their protective, responsible, and loving sides and remember both the fears and the pride they felt as their little girls became independent women. By turns funny and sad, joyous and moving, Daddies and Daughters is a remarkable tribute to the extraordinary and enduring father-daughter relationship.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684849935 | 
  • June 1999
List Price $18.99
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Make Room for Daddy
Arthur always had his arms around [his daughter] Camera. When he talked about her, his face would light up like stars in the sky. He showed more feeling for his daughter than I had seen him show his whole life.
-- HARACE ASHE, UNCLE OF ARTHUR ASHE
In days of yore, fathers-to-be were banished to pace anxiously around hospital maternity wards waiting to find out if "it" was a girl or a boy, while their wives gave birth behind closed doors. The first time some new daddies laid eyes on their newly born daughters might have been through the thick glass window overlooking a nursery full of cribs and crying infants.... see more

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