Daddy Long Legs

The Natural Education of A Father
Price, John (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Daddy Long Legs

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"If David Sedaris and Annie Dillard had a literary love child and raised him in Iowa, he would write like this."-- The Iowan John Price appears to have thrown in the towel. He has spent the last year struggling to support his family, neglecting to spend time with his wife and children, and becoming increasingly cynical about the degraded state of the natural world around him. After a heart-attack scare, however, his wife demands that he start appreciating all the "good things" in his life: their mouse-infested old house, their hopelessly overgrown yard, and most of all, the joys and humiliations of parenthood. In his quest to become a better father, Price faces many unexpected challenges--like understanding his grandmother's decision to die, and supporting his nature-loving sons' decision to make their home a "no-kill zone" for all living creatures. Still he finds the second chance he was looking for--to save himself and, perhaps, his small corner of an imperfect yet still beautiful world.
Authors: Price, John, 1966-
Title: Daddy long legs
the natural education of a father
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Trumpeter, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: The first worm
Not so golden nuggets
Terror of the triops
Questions with wings
Night comes for the brown recluse
Trap-door spider lair
Baby vs. Pengy!
Happy goddamned International Ben Day!
No-kill alert: Niña, the chihuahua
Praying mantis, or how I became Jim Fowler
Flight of the hummingbird
The witness tree
Epilogue: dust motes, 2012
ISBN: 1611800021
Branch Call Number: B Price 2013
Statement of Responsibility: John T. Price
Subject Headings: Fathers Biography Fatherhood Price, John, 1966-
Genre/Form: Biography
Topical Term: Fathers
LCCN: 2012042976
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