- Post 16 November 2012
- By Dexter Chambers, Special to the Daily World
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You can go home again. New York Times-bestselling author and popular nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Larry Elder goes home in his new book: Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives ... Eight Hours.
This book is a vast departure from his previous top 25 bestsellers as it delves into the most personal of stories, the tug-of-war between father and son during Elder's formative years and one extraordinary all-day conversation between Elder and his long-estranged father, which utterly transformed their relationship.
"Dear Father, Dear Son" takes the reader on a journey of American history through the eyes of a father -- from his dirtpoor "Jim Crow" Southern childhood to the segregated Marine Corps of WWII to a janitor-turned-California businessman. Elder's memoir illustrates how one man discovered a son he never really knew and the son found a man, a friend, and a father who had really been there all along.