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Becoming Dad
By Leonard Pitts

Becoming Dad

Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood

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Becoming Dad by Leonard Pitts

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This is a revelatory, deeply personal examination of black fatherhood by Pulitzer winner Pitts. By turns painful and proud, this tale of black men bringing fatherhood to life tells the stories of extraordinary men who strive to become something they have never known. The fatherless black family is a problem that increases in proportion each year as generations of black children grow up without an adult male in the home. The minority of black men who do live with their children struggle with their roles, often undermined by the fact that they never had a father role model themselves. Leonard Pitts, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize, has interviewed hundreds of black men on the subject of fatherhood, relating their responses with unflinching honesty. The result is a disturbing, painful overview of a situation whose seriousness increases with every fresh generation of black, fatherless children: a situation in which black men are struggling to bring the idea of fatherhood to life. Extraordinary men, striving - in the absence of fathers, in the face of intolerance, in the shadow of their own weaknesses - to become something they have never seen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932841176
ISBN-10: 1932841172
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 263
Imprint: Agate Publishing
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leonard Pitts

Leonard Pitts won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his bi-weekly syndicated column, which appeared in more than 200 newspapers, and has won numerous other journalism awards. Born and raised in Southern California, he now lives in suburban Washington, D.C., with his wife and children.

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