Dear Patrick

Dear Patrick : Life Is Tough - Here's Some Good Advice

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<p>Dear Patrick,</p><p>For five years I have been witness to your struggles to grow up without a father. As a family friend, I can't make that up to you. What I can do is stand by you, and teach you how to be the kind of man you wish your father had been ...</p><p>So begins the correspondence of two unlikely friends, Patrick Buckley, a sixteen-year-old New York City high schooler, and Jeffrey M. Schwartz, internationally renowned neuroscientist and the critically acclaimed author of <i>Brain Lock</i> and <i>The Mind and the Brain</i>. Inspired by Patrick's straight forward questions, Schwartz examines the moral teachings of our greatest spiritual leaders -- Jesus, Buddha, and Moses -- and filters them through the lens of his cutting-edge psychiatric research, as well as his own experiences of childhood loneliness and loss. With fierce certainty and love, Schwartz provides Patrick with a blueprint for breaking free from the culture of corrosive cynicism that threatens to destroy him, and for constructing a decent, meaningful, and fulfilling life. The result is a fascinating and revolutionary new code for living born of a man and a boy who sought honor and self-command in a culture of self-indulgence.</p>
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.6 x 22.1mm | 371.95g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006098743X
  • 9780060987435

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