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Papa, My Father: A Celebration of Dads

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While relating specific events which he remembers about his own father, Leo Buscaglia has written this book "in celebration of all fathers." Readers are reminded that seemingly ordinary events can forever remind us of a cherished family member. This book reached #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Hardcover, 125 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Slack Incorporated
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Ayse Turan
....Her cumartesi günü eski bir italyan atasözünü yinelerdi.Ekip, dikip yetiştiren insana Tanrı her zaman iyi gün gösterir.
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Angela Owens
Sep 21, 2016 Angela Owens rated it it was amazing
Loved it and HIGHLY Recommend it!!
Diana
May 06, 2013 Diana rated it really liked it
What a wonderful story Leo Buscaglia wrote about his father. This story does not portray his father as totally wonderful.....it is just an honest look at man much admired by Leo.
Mr Rocco Buscaglia immigrated from Italy and had trouble speaking English. After he had been here many years, he went to school to learn to speak better English and apply for citizenship.
He lived until age 88. About a years before he died he was diagnosed with a fatal illness. He stated, "Everyone dies. I just have a
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Nov 08, 2016 Bartholomew Timm rated it it was amazing
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Leo Buscaglia is an absolute joy to watch and listen to, and he writes about his father in the same enthusiastic vein. Clearly an homage to his father, the book also evokes a different time and era, where relationships within and between families were paramount. A time when family histories and stories were part of the oral traditions and handed down over dining room discussions; when food and family became one. It is a wonderful little book, it would probably mean little or nothing to those ...more
Susan
Feb 14, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
I loved reading about the influence and impact of Leo Buscaglia's father on his life. The chapters are vignettes of the various roles of Buscaglia's Italian father, "Papa" as "the husband, educator, philanthropist, oenophile," etc. His Papa was not a success by worldly or financial standards, but the legacy he left was large. He modeled a life of sincerity, generosity, passion, pride in his Italian heritage, hard-work and love. I loved the stories of Papa's prolific zucchini, and the ...more
Alan
Feb 01, 2010 Alan rated it it was amazing
Brief, concise, told with an open heart and an open eye to his father's strengths and shortcomings, but ultimately this book is a big thank you from Buscaglia to his father and a way for the reader to see his or her own father in a new and revealing way. And for those of us who are fathers it provides some needed perspective on our role and our value. This is a book I will turn to again, I am sure.
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Oct 09, 2012 Cagliostro rated it it was amazing
Μία ιστορία αληθινή που ξεχειλίζει από τρυφερότητα,αναμνήσεις και αγάπη ενώ ταυτόχρονα αποτελεί ένα πρώτης τάξεως εγχειρίδιο του ‘‘καλού πατέρα,,. Ο πατέρας ως ρόλος στα πλαίσια του θεσμού της οικογένειας, ως στοργική αγκαλιά,ως παιδαγωγός, ως γλυκιά ανάμνηση. Ενα βιβλίο στο οποίο πολλοί θα βρεθούν να γελούν αμήχανα βλέποντας να περιγράφεται ενα κομμάτι της δικής τους ζωής.
Mark
As a father and grandfather, I can do no better than to take Papa as my vision and example. Not having analyzed my own exemplary father, Leo has done it before me.
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For everyone who loves and misses their dad.....you'll enjoy this book!
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Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia Ph.D. was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. He was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles).

Leo Buscaglia authored a number of New York Times bestselling inspirational books on love and human reticences on the subject, including The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Bus 9 to Paradise, Living Loving a
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