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Dear Patrick: Life is Tough - Here's Some Good Advice

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Dear Patrick,

For five years I have been witness to your struggles to grow up without a father. As a family friend, I can't make that up to you. What I can do is stand by you, and teach you how to be the kind of man you wish your father had been ...

So begins the correspondence of two unlikely friends, Patrick Buckley, a sixteen-year-old New York City high schooler, and Jeff
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Harper Perennial (first published November 25th 2003)
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Hillarystephenson
the first sections of this book are largely general pieces of advice about life from a surrogate-type father to son; i could have done without them. but now that mr. schwartz is addressing neuroplasticity and the ability to change one's brain through meditative practices, i am very engaged and am enjoying the book much more. lovely to read the thoughts of these two bright and ethical men!
Ian
stopped the book because it was annoyingly bad.
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Research Psychiatrist,
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences,
University of California, Los Angeles
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