Sunday, January 30, 2011
Dear Austin by David M. Perkins
Dear Austin is David M. Perkins' letter to his son as Austin leaves his home to start his adult life in college. David covers all the themes we want to share with our kids. He talks of love, career, choices and beliefs. He asks only that his son consider what he wants of life and then follow his own dreams, drawing on the gifts his parents gave him for eighteen years to make his own way in the adult world.
This is a beautiful book. It will be a rare parent who doesn't feel a tug at their heartstrings when reading this, and a rare young adult that can't benefit from it's honest portrayal of the next stage of life. In addition to being a great read, it is a great gift for other parents as they also move through this time. This book is recommended for all readers.