If you are or ever want to be a father, read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. If you read it in middle school or high school, pick it up and read it again. Then read it again. If you don’t have the time to read it, watch the movie, because Gregory Peck nails Atticus Finch. He nails his compassion, his stoicism, his heart, and his courage. All of these things are fundamental facets of fatherhood, and you can always learn more from Atticus’ poignant interactions with his two young, impressionable children.
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Originally from Austin, Texas, Josh Specht moved to Houston at the age of 18 to attend Rice University. Three years later, Josh graduated with a degree in English and Philosophy, and, rather unsurprisingly, nothing to do with it. So he packed it up and headed to the San Francisco Bay area to work as a Residential Advisor at a college prep school for underprivileged, underrepresented youth. When he is not working with precocious teenagers, Josh enjoys reading (currently Joyce's Ulysses, and by "currently" I mean for the past 6 months), writing, and exhausting his Netfix queue. Josh's interests include men's fashion, poetry, early 20th century American Literature, movies, and television.