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Books: In ‘9,000 Miles,’ a father and son come of age at the ‘End of the Road’

Nonfiction » Kirk Millson maps out “9,000 Miles of Fatherhood.”

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The best part was spending so much time reliving those four months with my son. The challenge was finding a way to make strangers care about such a personal story. I used a lot of humor to bridge the gap, but it’s not easy finding something funny about some of the situations we were in.

What kind of response has the book received?

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9,000 Miles of Fatherhood

By Kirk Millson

Cedar Fort Publishing

216 pages


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The reactions have been positive beyond my wildest hopes. A lot of people really love the story.

Are you working on any new books? Planning any new epic adventures?

No new books for now, and no adventures, darn it.

What advice would you give to other fathers?

First off, don’t take parenting advice from a guy who dragged his kid through Latin American crime zones in a 1974 Dodge Dart. But I will share what I learned, which is that kids respond a whole lot better to positive reinforcement than negativity. When my son realized that I believed he was capable of anything, he proved me right.

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