Extraordinary Moments of Fatherhood Revealed in Father's Day Book Gifts and Reading Selections Promoted by Berkeley College Faculty and Librarians

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Berkeley College Library Services promotes reading and connects readers to books that inspire, guide, comfort, or provide a sense of belonging. “Books have that sort of power,” said Marlene Doty, Berkeley College Vice President, Library Services “During the month of June, the Library catalog features a collection of books that highlight the art of fatherhood, its cultural history, as well as the challenges and celebration of fathers. You can find the selections here, by opening the tab on Fatherhood. For example, in the book “Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces,” Michael Chabon tries to capture those moments that make fatherhood so extraordinary. Memoirs by an athlete, a former President, an entrepreneur, and a former U.S. Senator, are included in the Fatherhood-featured books. 

According to Professor Richard Schultz, PhD, Co-Chair, English, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts, the books selected here are excellent choices for a Father’s Day – to read or as a gift – in that they represent a wide selection of genres, from personal memoir, to cultural history, to poetry. They also represent a variety of points of view: those of sons, daughters, and, of course, the fathers themselves.

“I think that the most important lesson readers can pull from these works is that fatherhood is complicated, often messy, and that there are no comprehensive rules for fathers,” Dr. Schultz said. “What I particularly like about the selections is that there aren’t any simplistic ‘how-to’ manuals or guidebooks listed here, and the fathers represented are portrayed with both their positive characteristics and frailties intact.”

About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ. 

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.


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