Book Review - In Search of Fatherhood: A Mother Lode of Wisdom from the World of Daughterhood
As a father, it is difficult to always know how your actions affect your children, if what you do is the right thing and overall if your identity is that of a good dad. Kevin Renner was continuously asking himself these questions as he lost confidence in his own ability to live up to the role.
But what was the definition of a ‘good dad’? Renner decided to embark on a journey to understand fatherhood from the other side of the equation- the daughter’s perspective.
Through his interviews of 50 women from around the world, he was confronted with tales of joy and horror, tales both uplifting and heartbreaking.
The small stories within In Search of Fatherhood place the role of being a dad in a perspective that makes reading more than a simple pastime. The stories possess depth, personality, and the capability of leaving readers changed.
Kevin Renner certainly did not close this project as the same marketing consultant who began it. He found that the future of any daughter is largely based on the truth of her past. What it means to be a father thus is so much more than feeding and clothing children. It is a lifelong journey with deeper meaning than many fathers can ever understand.
Disclosure: Mom Central received a copy of In Search of Fatherhood to facilitate this review.