Thank you for your patience! And thank you for your continued support of my book, A Single Mother’s Guide to Raising a Son, which has helped so many people begin to transform their lives. Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people to create a groundbreaking feature-length documentary. Most importantly, our project is ready right on time for Festival Season!
The Raising of the Son is a documentary that takes us on a journey through the landscape of paternal impact – specifically, the presence or absence of fathers – on a society in the throes of a single mother epidemic. We venture through cities including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and my hometown, Plainfield, NJ, on a mission to explore what the riveting effects of the “new normal” of single mother households are on our most important social institutions, and the odds of raising boys into socially adjusted, successful men. Simultaneously, the film takes us along my personal journey towards reconciling the impacts of fatherlessness on his “successful” life as an attorney, author, teacher and mentor.
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