From the Back Cover
You're in your car, listening to a story on your local NPR station. Suddenly, you find yourself at your destination—home, work, or parking lot of the grocery store. The story has captured you, and rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car and listen to the end. You've had a Driveway Moment!
Memories of fathers often include bountiful advice, long talks, and perhaps a few unpleasant moments. We've mined the NPR archives for 21 stories that capture the essence of fatherhood. Some are comforting, others are bittersweet, and many more fall somewhere in between. This compilation is sure to keep you in your car listening to the end—a Driveway Moment.
About the Author
Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.
SCOTT SIMON has received numerous honors for his reporting, including a Peabody for his weekly radio essays. In addition to hosting Weekend Edition Saturday, he has narrated several programs. He is a contributor to the The New York Times book review and opinion sections, the Wall Street Journal opinion page, The Los Angeles Times, and Gourmet Magazine. He is the author of several books. Simon grew up in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Cleveland, and Washington, DC.