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Takiff, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5481 TAK

Mathews, Tom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.53 MAT

Updegrove, Mark K.

Summary: Updegrove tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies. He examines the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, which derailed the Bush presidential dynasty. Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other's presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America's role in the world; and their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 UPD

Biden, Joseph R.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BID

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BIDEN, JOSEPH R. BID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BIDEN BID

Holzer, Harold.

Summary: Looks at the lives of Abraham Lincoln and his family, including the relationship between the president and his sons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 HOL

Conroy, Pat

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Chronicles the author's efforts to reconcile with his harsh fighter pilot father, who inspired "The Great Santini," recounting how at the end of his father's life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 CON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SANTINI CON

Birkenhead, Peter.

Summary: Affecting, heavy and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny account of growing up with a crazy father.Tells the terrible tale of growing up in the late 1960s and 70s with a gun-packing Brooklyn leftie of violent temperament. Birkenhead, an actor and journalist, was the eldest of four kids born to a Brooklyn College economics professor and his pianist-composer wife. Birkenheads dad was a vociferous,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Birkenhead 2010

Updegrove, Mark K.

Summary: Updegrove tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies. He examines the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, which derailed the Bush presidential dynasty. Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other's presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America's role in the world; and their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 UPD

Denson, Bryan

Summary: "A high-speed, high-stakes account of [the] riveting true story of a father's deception, a son's loyalty, and the terrible costs of betraying both country and kin"--Back jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 DEN

Buscaglia, Leo F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SLACK 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 BUS

Halpern, Justin

Summary: Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious coming-of-age book about a son's relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.6 HAL

Stevens, Stuart.

Summary: A 60-year-old son and his aging father reflect on their lives and share poignant and irreverent memories as they attend a full season of Ole Miss football games together, just as they had over half a century ago. In the fall of 2012, grappling with a profound sense of mortality, Stevens began asking himself some tough questions, not least about his relationship with his father. The two of them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEVENS, STUART STE

Bissinger, H. G.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The author recounts a father-son road trip during which he gained insight into the worldviews, challenges, and talents of his socially challenged savant son, Zach.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.874 Bissinger 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BISSINGER, H.G BIS

Swofford, Anthony.

Summary: Describes how the author found redemption from a life of drugs, alcohol, fast cars, and women by taking a series of RV trips with his ailing, Vietnam veteran father and a chance encounter with his future wife.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SWOFFORD, ANTHONY SWO

Itzkoff, David.

Summary: Growing up, David understood his father to be a trusted ally and confidant--a man who always had some hard-won wisdom to share. But he was also a junkie. As David grew older, he fell into the same trap, until he and his father hit the road in search of their "morning after."

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.29 ITZ

Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam

Summary: "When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his 'one last chance' to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MEN

Conroy, Pat

Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Bragg, Rick.

Summary: Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with a tale of fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. Having married a mother, he discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, to this boy in particular, a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect--a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was. With the weight of this new boy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRAGG, RICK BRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 976.1 Bragg

Bragg, Rick.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRAGG, RICK BRA

Shriver, Mark K. (Mark Kennedy)

Summary: In an intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, the author discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father--the man who founded the Peace Corps and designed President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty--and applies them to his own life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHRIVER, SARGENT SHR

Summary: A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVd Movie Thank 2006

Summary: A former heavyweight boxing champion comes out of retirement to fight a 10 round exhibition bout against an opponent who is thirty years younger than he is.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ROC

Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD P