Join MPR News journalist Kerri Miller in discussion with Minnesota author Tim O’Brien about his newest book, “Dad’s Maybe Book.”
From the publisher:
Best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons.
In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award–winning novelist Tim O’Brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him—a few scraps of paper signed “Love, Dad.” Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, the author talked to his sons on paper, as if they were adults, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living.
The result is “Dad’s Maybe Book,” a funny, tender, wise, and enduring literary achievement that will squeeze the reader’s heart with joy and recognition.