Monday, June 5, 2017
June Author Talk: Joshua Kendall
First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to
Barack Obama, by Joshua Kendall
Thursday, June 22, 2017—Noon to 1:00pm
State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341,
Massachusetts State House
First Dads explores the parenting styles of our nation’s first 43 presidents, grouping these fathers into six categories: the preoccupied, playful pals, double-dealing dads, tiger dads, the grief-stricken, and the nurturers. Franklin Roosevelt, whose children had to make appointments to speak with him, falls under the category of “the preoccupied,” while Barack Obama, who took the time during his presidency for family dinners and bedtime reading rituals, is described as a “nurturer.” How would our current president be categorized? Come to our author talk to find out!
Author Joshua Kendall is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today. He is also the author of three previous books and the co-author of three academic psychology books.
Mr. Kendall will be offering copies of First Dads for sale at the discounted price of $20 at the conclusion of his talk at the State Library.
Posted by State Library Staff at 8:21 AM