Dear Father, Dear Son is national bestselling author and syndicated radio host Larry Elder's personal memoir of his troubled - one might even say tortured - relationship with his father. Elder writes, "A man's relationship with his father - every boy, every man lucky enough to have a father in his life has to figure that out. My own father? I thought I knew him - even though he seldom talked about himself. And what I knew I hated - really, really hated. Cold, ill-tempered, thin-skinned, my father always seemed on the brink of erupting. Scared to death of him, I kept telling myself to find the courage to 'stand up to him.' When I was fifteen, I did." "We did not speak to each other for ten years.... And then we did - for eight hours." Dear Father, Dear Son is the powerful story of those eight hours, during which Elder finally confronted his father. It is the story of one extraordinary, all-day conversation between Elder and his long-estranged father that utterly transformed their relationship. It is the story of one man discovering a son he never really knew. And of the son finding a man, a friend, a father who had been there all along.