I recently finished a book by Donald Miller called Father Fiction: Chapters For a Fatherless Generation.
I picked up the book because as an educator, I work with so many kids that do not know their dads. Or if they do, they are in prison or live far away. Although not what I expected, it is a fantastic book...especially for young men.
Miller learned all of these things later in life in his 20s. However, he thought if he had a dad he would have learned them as a young teenager and been better prepared for the world. This book is simply about how he learned these things.
Although I am very fortunate to know, be raised by, and learn from my Dad, I learned a lot from the book. Comparing sex to inflation, choosing good friends or prison, and respecting authority to airplane traffic, Miller does an excellent job of creatively explaining tough topics and I have already shared many parts of it with other young men.
I highly recommend Father Fiction to any young men or anyone who lives or works with young men.
Here is another post I wrote about this book: What's The Weather Like?