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Papa, My Father
Papa My Father
Author: Leo F. Buscaglia
ISBN-13: 9780449907184
ISBN-10: 044990718X
Publication Date: 5/5/1992
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Popular TV personality and lecturer Buscaglia is certain to attract readers to his latest, a memoir infused with the genuine sentiment of his previous bestsellers ( Personhood , Loving Each Other , etc.) and rich in stories of an enviable family. The author recalls growing up with Papa, Rocco Bartolomeo, an Italian immigrant, and his wife Rosina in Los Angeles. The book is a paean to Papa, "the near saint," who was uneducated but a great teacher to his children on vital matters, especially on how to love. Buscaglia learned also lessons on ecology from Papa the gardener, wine-making, combatting bigotry, appreciating democracy and, not least, how to have fun. The father who died at age 88 lives for the reader in his son's reminiscences of a rare human being. Illustrations not seen by PW. First serial to Redbook; BOMC alternate.
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Written by Leo Buscaglia, in his usual, inspirational, upbeat style. A great tribute to his father and good fathers, everywhere!
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This book is a celebration of fatherhood. It is a tribute from author
Leo Buscaglia to his immigrant father. It explores all that he taught his son and recounts the father's life and death.
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A nostalgic and happy look at fatherhood, the italian way.
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I've alway been enamoured of Leo Buscaglia's writing and this book is one I've enjoyed.