Book Review: Fatherless Sons


You can feel the emotional pain of several fatherless sons in the book Fatherless Sons by Demetrius Zeigler who was raised in Highland Park. The book is the story of the author Demetrius Zeigler along with the poignant stories from a few other fatherless sons. Zeigler makes the case that many young men in our society are lost with no direction, guidance, or father figure and the results are not good for society.

He uses personal experiences and statistics to help make his point. “Statistics say that, 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. of Health/Census). 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (National Principals Association Report).” He believes that writing this book was his calling.

Zeigler also gives advice to those that are thinking of leaving the mother of their children or to those that are divorced and that advice is to put their children first. He also believes that more men being role models in society will help cut down on fatherless sons.

He hopes his book will inspire fathers and future fathers to put their sons first and teach them the skills that will prepare them for manhood as well as fatherhood. “If my book changes one person’s life, I will be satisfied,” said Zeigler.

I found the book informative and it gave me a glimpse into the pain of fatherless sons and it also made me think of the importance of a good father. It is beneficial for moms to read as well because it emphasizes that a good father is important in a child’s life. Although it is only 132 pages long, it is a powerful book and worth reading. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other venues.

(Zeigler was a former student of mine and he thanks and quotes me in his book.)

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