Deals with the subject of families. This book tells of ordinary people, who've had to recreate a life after hardship. It talks about: the sole survivor of a plane wreck that killed her family; a father raising his second family, when his 2 year old son dies mysteriously; and more.
There's the family you come from, and the family you create. After the enormous success of "What Should I Do With My Life?", Po Bronson's new book deals with the crucial subject of families. The book tells of ordinary people, who've had to recreate a life after hardship, much like in "What Should I do With My Life?" This book tells about: the sole survivor of a plane wreck that killed her family; a father raising his second family, trying to do it right this time, when his 2year old son dies mysteriously; an Indian woman imported to the U.S. in an arranged marriage, now divorced and on her second family; Fiorella, half Italian/half American, who divorces her London husband and wonders whether to move her children to be with family in Rome or New York; It also talks about: a Mexican mother whose son had severe ADHD, and everyone said there was no hope, who raised him to be an honors student graduating this week from Arizona State; a father who never got to admit his paternity (she was married and pretended the baby was from the marriage) who is compelled, powerfully, to find his son, 14 years later, and rescue him from a bad situation; men who were ignored by their fathers, now taking care of their fathers in their final years; and about Amy who breaks off her engagement in Japan, comes home to Manchester, wallows for years until she finally breaks the decade-long silence with her alcoholic father, which somehow frees her to love again. Po Bronson has spoken and corresponded with 1,000 of people to write this remarkable book.
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Po Bronson is chairman of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. He writes for Wired, Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine and lives in San Francisco.
Why do I Love these People? by Po Bronson
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