Letters to My Grandchildren

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In these inspiring letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki speaks eloquently about their future and challenges them to be agents of change and to do everything with commitment and passion. He also explains why sports, fishing, feminism, and failure are important; why it is dangerous to deny our biological nature; and why First Nations must lead a revolution. Drawing on his own experiences and the wisdom he has gained over his long life, he decries the lack of elders and grandparents in the lives of many people, especially immigrants, and champions the importance of heroes. He even has something to say about fashion.

The book also provides an intimate look at Suzuki’s life as a father and grandfather. His letters are chock-full of stories about his own childhood and anecdotes about his children and grandchildren when they were small. Most of all, as he ponders life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom, Suzuki inspires us all to live with courage, conviction, and passion.

Reviews

"Suzuki is talking to all our children." —Winnipeg Free Press

(2015-06-13)

"This is perhaps the environmentalist and broadcaster’s most eloquent and personal book ...loaded with thought-provoking comments." —The Georgia Straight

(2015-10-22)

"...deeply personal and purposefully universal. Suzuki addresses weighty topics in a clear, conversational manner, and his thoughts should be of interest to a wide readership." —Publishers Weekly

(2015-11-30)

"Suzuki channels a lifetime of experience and accomplishment into life lessons for his six grandchildren...he provides thematic chapters consisting of personal stories and reflections that build up to the lessons that he hopes his grandchildren (and a broader readership) will take to heart." —Clayton Whitt, B.C. Studies

(2016-04-20)

About the Author

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a cofounder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is the author of more than 40 books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and, in 2007, was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment. He lives in Vancouver.

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