Standing on his Shoulders
About the Book
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"David Malebranche is a gifted storyteller who takes his reader on a journey across decades, timezones and countries in his new book, Standing On His Shoulders. This is a beautiful memoir that tells a timeless tale of a special bond between a father and son as their relationship evolves over a lifetime. It's a touching, relatable story that will be enjoyed by readers from all walks of life."
KEITH BOYKIN, NY TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR
"Malebranche's Standing on His Shoulders is a necessary love-work offered to us in a moment when inordinate amounts of attention are centered on the myriad obstacles black men daily encounter. Praise for this remarkable black son to black father testimony."
DARNELL MOORE , AUTHOR OF 'NO ASHES IN THE FIRE'
"Standing On His Shoulders is a heart warming and illuminating tale of a young black boy's love, admiration, and at times disappointment with his father that explores issues of race, sexuality and what success can cost you as a Black man in Americaa"
YOLO AKILI, EBONY.COM
"We each need to go on an exploration of exactly who our fathers were before we were born. In many cases, we almost act like their lives started when ours did, but the truth is that there are many things that may have transpired in their lives that would provide context to how they functioned as fathers. This is not to say that so called "bad parenting" or any poor choices made by our fathers are justified, but every person's behavior has some background."