Despite positive reviews, the author’s book faces promotional challenges due to the use of the term “bastard” in its context, which is seen as offensive by major media and advertising platforms. However, the local newspaper, The Beverly Hills Weekly, chose to cover the book, urging readers to grab their copies.
This reflective piece discusses the bittersweet nature of Father’s Day for those mourning a departed parent or grappling with complex familial relationships. Despite acknowledging his rocky relationship with his late father, Raymond, the author emphasizes the importance of fatherhood, gratitude for second chances, and the healing power of time. He ends by setting an example of honoring one’s parent — living or not — and continuing their legacy.
What made my journey through the aftermath of Albert’s tragedy even more surreal was the fact that the character Albert Ingalls on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie was named after my brother.