Saturday, November 23, 2013

Book review: "What I Would Tell Her: 28 Devoted Dads on Bringing Up, Holding On To and Letting Go of Their Daughters"

I read about half this book, and then gave up because it just wasn't consistent or engaging enough to stick with.

Like any collection of essays, there's a variety of quality here. Parents will find some enjoyment in reading about others wrestling with familiar issues in raising a girl. There are some occasional funny or touching moments. The one essay I particularly liked was "El Corazon" Jeff Griffioen's story about girls' budding sexuality and allowing them to find their own path.

But some of the other stories are dull or self-indulgent, and frankly it's just too hard to find the good stuff in this book.

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