"Joe Kelly defines the landscape for fathers and daughters in the treacherous domain of America today. He also offers the testimony of other travelers, a map and a first aid kit to help families make it to safety. This book is an essential aid for the fathers of adolescent girls."
—Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
"Joe Kelly points the way for fathers to help raise empowered and healthy daughters—a longtime feminist goal. Dads and Daughters is must reading for men and women alike who want to change the world their daughters will inherit."
—Leslie R. Wolfe, Ph.D., president of the Center for Women Policy Studies
"Dads and Daughters should go on the required reading list of every one of us dads who want to raise healthy and strong daughters."
—David Walsh, Ph.D., President and Founder, National Institute on Media and the Family
"Dads and Daughters does what a good advice book should do: respect its readers while offering them real guidance and help. Joe Kelly knows it’s tough to navigate the passage from girl to woman in our culture, and he knows that fathers can make a big difference in their daughters’ lives. He is able to laugh at himself, to reveal his own struggles, and to empathize with the fathers he’s addressing. But he holds his readers to a high standard because he knows how important fathers are. Dads and Daughters challenges and invites fathers to listen-to their daughters, of course, but also to each other. This is a book that will make fathers want to learn how to stay close to their daughters, and it is a book that will show them how."
—Susannah Sheffer, author of A Sense of Self: Listening to Homeschooled Adolescent Girls
"I’ve been a big fan of Joe Kelly ever since I started receiving his Dads and Daughters newsletter across my computer screen. I’ve shared his organization’s literature with the thousands of girls and their families in Girls on the Run. And now at last he has written a book that pulls so much of his message, his insight and his passion into one place. Dads and Daughters offers both practical advice AND a strong voice for the millions of dads out there who want to engage themselves in their daughter’s lives and improve the dad and daughter bond."
—Molly Barker, Founder and CEO, Girls on the Run International, www.girlsontherun.org
From the Hardcover edition.