A collection of short memoirs in prose and poetry of various sons about their fathers. Some of the memories are positive, some negative, others a bit of both. Among the better-known contributors are Jimmy Carter, Lewis Grizzard, James Dickey, John Cheever, Bill Moyers, Lance Morrow, and Robert Bly, but those of lesser-known writers are often the most memorable. American in scope, universal in sentiment. More literature than social science. Moving, it deals with different stages in the life of the son-father relationship.