In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren — and us — to do everything at full tilt. He explains why sports, fishing, feminism, and failure are important; why it is dangerous to deny our biological nature; and why First Nations must lead a revolution. Drawing on his own experiences and the wisdom he has gained over his long life, he decries the lack of elders and grandparents in the lives of many people, especially immigrants, and champions the importance of heroes. And he even has something to say about fashion. The book also provides an intimate look at Suzuki’s life as a father and grandfather with letters that are chock-full of anecdotes about his children and grandchildren when they were small. As he ponders life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom, Suzuki inspires us all to live with courage, conviction, and passion.
Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute
About the author
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, BC.
"...deeply personal and purposefully universal. Suzuki addresses weighty topics in a clear, conversational manner, and his thoughts should be of interest to a wide readership."—Publishers Weekly
Other titles by David Suzuki
Tree, A Life Story
Just Cool It!
The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do - A Post-Paris Agreement Game Plan
Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change
A Letter to My Grandchildren
Living Things We Love To Hate
Facts, Fantacies & Fallacies
Everything Under the Sun
Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet
The Sacred Headwaters
The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass
An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future
You Are the Earth
Know Your World So You Can Help Make It Better
An Elder's Vision of Our Sustainable Future