Brooke Lea Foster is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and HuffPost, among others, and is the author of three nonfiction books. Foster is also an alumna of The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Summer Darlings is her first novel.
""There When He Needs You" is a superb, vibrant, and comprehensive
guide for fathers at every stage of development. Both practical and
inspirational, and with abundant, useful, and poignant case
examples, it is a significant contribution to the parenting
literature, and will be of inestimable value to fathers and their
families. Dr. Bernstein is to be commended for authoring a book
that will surely deepen and enrich the lives of the men who read
it, as well as the lives of the children whom they raise." -- Brad
E. Sachs, Ph.D., author of "When No One Understands: Letters to a
Teenager on Life, Loss, and the Hard Road to Adulthood" and "The
Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly
""There When He Needs You" poignantly captures a man's struggle to become the father his son needs. Neil Bernstein's timely book is filled with real-life stories that entertain, inform, and inspire better parenting. It's a wonderfully written gift that I highly recommend to all families." -- Michael Gurian, author of "The Wonder of Boy"s and "The Wonder of Girls"
"Finally, a father-friendly book on the topic of dads raising sons! Neil Bernstein is wise and passionate as he reminds fathers how much good we do when we seize the chance to connect with our sons." -- Neil Chethik, author of "FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads"
"In a wake-up call for today's fathers, Dr. Bernstein targets the 'half-there dad' -- the father trying to do everything but inadvertently cutting corners and shortchanging his son. Humane, blunt, with compelling stories throughout, Dr. Bernstein's useful advice will help men break through any generational and emotional barriers they face and allow them to become the 'all-around dad' that every son wants. If you read one fathering book, make sure that this is it." -- Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of "Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts"
"Our kids only get one father. So we dads better make sure that we get it right. The good news is that Neil Bernstein has written the book to show us the way. This gem is easy to read, down to earth, practical, and solid. What a gift to us guys who are trying to get it right for our kids' sake." -- David Walsh, Ph.D., author of "No: Why Kids -- of All Ages -- Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It"
"Refreshingly unpreachy. . . Bernstein's overall message is enlivening. Using real-life examples to the best possible effect, he quickly and effectively shows readers how other fathers have broken negative cycles and corrected mistakes that have, in some cases, persisted throughout generations." --Douglas C. Lord, "Library Journal", April 1, 2008
"This. . . should be handed out to all men as they leave the hospital with a newborn son. Bernstein makes convincing arguments on a range of fatherhood issues. . . Consistently enlightening." -- "Publishers Weekly", April 21, 2008