Love That Boy

by Ron Fournier

Quick take

While it's a book about parenting, its lessons are honest, moving meditation on the meaning of unconditional love.

Why I love it

For me, there are few subjects as precious as unconditional love. All my life, my mother gave me a sense of unconditional loving. This meant that even as I was going for my dreams, I knew that if I failed she wouldn't love me any less. And that made me less afraid to fail.

As a mother, I loved Ron Fournier's "Love That Boy," and while it's a book about parenting, its lessons are universa...

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  • Amanda S.

    Dickinson, TX

    "I was often shocked at the thoughts he had of his son (shame, embarrassment) but he does love him, and I'm glad he was able to do this with him. I enjoyed this man's fatherly perspective."

  • Cammy T.

    Lebanon, TN

    "Funny, tender, honest, and ultimately affirming. As someone with an immediate family member on the spectrum this was valuable reading indeed. "

  • Angela C.

    Midvale, UT

    "I loved this book so much. I'm not a parent, but I do have a brother with Asperger's, so this book resonated so much with me. I've been recommending it to all sorts of people."

  • Sarah M.

    Portland, OR

    "Fournier makes a solid case for examining the expectations we all bring to raising kids. He lets himself be vulnerable. His points are right on, especially when they hurt just a little. "

  • Brittley W.

    New York, NY

    "A must read for all parents. They should give you this at the hospital when you leave with your baby. "

  • Tracey B.

    Manasquan, NJ

    "Perfect read for anyone with a kid that has some quirks "

  • Stacie P.

    La Plata, MD

    "Loved this story of a father and son trying to connect."

  • Lindsey H.

    Pensacola, FL

    "Not something I would have picked myself, but it was a good read and put things into perspective when it comes to parenting."

  • Abby M.

    Olathe, KS

    "I don't usually like plow through non-fiction, but I this one was a page-turner for me. I will definitely read it again and again as my young children grow."

  • Rebecca K.

    Dickinson, TX

    "This book spoke so much to me with having a family member who has the same illness. Eye opening!"

  • Leah H.

    Cedar Park, TX

    "This book was touching, thought-provoking, and honest. It made me reflect on my own parenting and life. "