• The author asks for sympathy from the reader.
• The intended audience is men.
• The book is written with a male sense of humor.
Chapter 1, The Replacements
• Miller uses this chapter to introduce his theme.
• The theme is men who grew up without fathers or boys who are growing up without fathers.
• Miller tells stories about efforts to find father figures.
• Miller's mother matches him with Boy Scout fathers for the Pine Wood Derby car race and with his landlord's son for a camping trip.
• These experiences do not work.
• Miller's church youth pastor, David Gentiles, encourages Miller to write.
Chapter 2, Our Problem
• Miller sets the stage for understanding the impact on boys raised without fathers.
• Miller remembers childhood stories from library story hour that influenced him.
• One of these stories is about orphaned elephants.
• Miller presents statistics about prisoners who grew up without fathers.
• Miller sets the...
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