About the Book Roker teams up with his celebrity friends to share personal thoughts, stories, and reflections on fathers and fatherhood in this heartwarming collection. Book Synopsis From Al Roker and friends, a new book in celebration of Dad, just in time for Father's Day! Bestselling author and beloved Today show personality Al Roker teams up with his celebrity friends to share personal thoughts, stories, and reflections on fathers and fatherhood in this heartwarming collection. A dad is always there to provide support and encouragement just when it's needed most, as well as help teach us some of life's most invaluable lessons--from how to fly a kite and pitch a tent to how to change a tire, negotiate a raise, or take on our first big home improvement project. Now it's time to say thank you! In Big Shoes , Al Roker and 45 other well-known personalities share personal stories about how their fathers have been there for them during times of both adversity and triumph, and the countless large and small ways they've shaped their lives throughout the years. These essays remind us of the important--and lasting--legacy of our dads, even as we've grown up and gone on to start families of our own. A stellar group of contributors reflects on the importance of fathers and fatherhood, including: Matt Lauer Katie Couric Beau Bridges Bonnie Rait Kris Kristofferson Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) Bradley Whitford Robert Mondavi Dr. Dean Ornish B.D. Wong and many more! About the Author Al Roker is a co-anchor on NBC's Today show, the host of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and one of the most beloved weathermen on TV today. He is also the winner of thirteen Emmy awards and the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Don't Make Me Stop This Car! and Never Goin' Back . He lives in New York.