Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood (Hardcover)

In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood

By Al Roker, Amy Rennert, And Friends

Hyperion Books, 9781401301712, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2005



From Al Roker and friends, a new book in celebration of Dad, just in time for Father's Day
Bestselling author and beloved Today show personality Al Roker teams up with his celebrity friends to share personal thoughts, stories, and reflections on fathers and fatherhood in this heartwarming collection.
A dad is always there to provide support and encouragement just when it's needed most, as well as help teach us some of life's most invaluable lessons--from how to fly a kite and pitch a tent to how to change a tire, negotiate a raise, or take on our first big home improvement project. Now it's time to say thank you
In Big Shoes, Al Roker and 45 other well-known personalities share personal stories about how their fathers have been there for them during times of both adversity and triumph, and the countless large and small ways they've shaped their lives throughout the years. These essays remind us of the important--and lasting--legacy of our dads, even as we've grown up and gone on to start families of our own.
A stellar group of contributors reflects on the importance of fathers and fatherhood, including:
  • Matt Lauer
  • Katie Couric
  • Beau Bridges
  • Bonnie Rait
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Robert Mondavi
  • Dr. Dean Ornish
  • B.D. Wong
  • and many more

About the Author

Al Roker, a nine-time Emmy Award winner, is the beloved weatherman and co-host for the Today show. In addition to his television work, he is the bestselling author of three books: Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue, and Don't Make Me Stop This Car! He is also founder of his own thriving multimedia company, Al Roker Productions, which creates and produces television programs. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. Amy Rennert, who interviewed many of the celebrities and edited this volume, is an award-winning writer who has interviewed some of the leading arts, media, and entertainment personalities of our time. She is the former editor of two national magazines and the author of several books. In 1999, she launched The Amy Rennert Agency, which represents New York Times and national bestselling and award-winning authors.