Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to :
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3 . Share 2 "teaser" sentences also citing the title of the book and the author and in that way people can have great recommendations if they like the "teaser".
4. Please avoid spoilers!
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(When the author finds out he has a life-threatening tumor in his leg he is worried that his young daughters may not have enough male influence as they are growing up. He writes a letter to six men who have come from different parts of his life and asks them to be a part of his daughters' lives. He called them "The Council of Dads".)

In a letter to his girls:
The air force teaches its novices that when they face a life-defining challenge, they should not run from their fear. They should embrace it. "Hug the monster," they say. Wrap your arms around your fear, wrestle it into submission, redirect it into a source of resilience and purpose.
Hug the monster, girls.

~page 232
The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, And The Men Who Could Be Me by Bruce Feiler


  1. What a great concept for a story! Love the teaser, too!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  2. Excellent advise, not always easy to follow, but wonderful advise.

  3. I saw this gtoup on a tv show and thought it was such a beautiful thing to do for your children. Didn't even know it was a book!


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