Daddy Long Legs by John Price
The Natural Education of a Father

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“If David Sedaris and Annie Dillard had a literary love child and raised him in Iowa, he would write like this.”—The Iowan

John Price appears to have thrown in the towel. He has spent the last year struggling to support his family, neglecting to spend time with his wife and children, and becoming increasingly cynical about the degraded state of the natural world around him. After a heart-attack scare, however, his wife demands that he start appreciating all the “good things” in his life: their mouse-infested old house, their hopelessly overgrown yard, and most of all, the joys and humiliations of parenthood.

In his quest to become a better father, Price faces many unexpected challenges—like understanding his grandmother’s decision to die, and supporting his nature-loving sons’ decision to make their home a “no-kill zone” for all living creatures. Still he finds the second chance he was looking for—to save himself and, perhaps, his small corner of an imperfect yet still beautiful world.
 

About John Price

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Reverend John W. Price has been a priest of the Episcopal Church since 1965. He serves as a spiritual director and was a chaplain at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. He also is a member of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, which has the largest near-death experience website in the world.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Trumpeter. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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English professor and award-winning nature writer John Price Saturday will read from and sign copies of his new book, which was published this week.

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