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With Father's Day coming up June 17, here are three different perspectives on fatherhood.

Be a Better Dad Today! 10 Tools Every Father Needs (Regal) by Gregory W. Slayton, a businessman, professor, former diplomat and father of four, offers Bible-based tips on forming a "Noble Family Vision" and building support systems.

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad (Touchstone) by Dan Bucatinsky is an uproariously funny but touching book about a gay couple raising an "adorable and infuriating" adopted son and daughter.

A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver (Henry Holt) by Mark Shriver, youngest of four children of Shriver and his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is a personal look at the man who was known as the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, but who also excelled as a husband and father.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: father figures 06/09/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:30am]
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