Big Shoes (Paperback)

In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood

By Al Roker, Amy Rennert

Hachette Books, 9781401308445, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2006

List Price: 11.95*
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Now in trade paperback, a collection of thoughts on fathers and fatherhood by various celebrities with an introduction by bestselling Al Roker

In Big Shoes, Al Roker and 37 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 theyve shaped their lives throughout the years. These essays remind us of the important--and lasting--legacy of our dads, even as weve grown up and gone on to start families of our own. As Al Roker says, "No matter who your father is or was, whether a great man or someone who left a lot to be desired, there is something in the man that you can learn from, something that will make you a better person."

Contributors to Big Shoes include:

  • Matt Lauer
  • Kelly Ripa
  • Jon Stewart
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Donald Trump
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Conan OBrien
  • Billie Jean King
  • Beau Bridges
  • Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket)
  • Ashleigh Banfield

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.