Praise for Growing Up with Harry
“Sherman Baldwin has written a delightful and honest account of a father whose love of life permeates every page of this book. Growing Up with Harry is about the lifetime of an unforgettable relationship, deeper and more intimate than Tuesdays with Morrie.”
—Donald S. Lamm, former Chairman of W.W. Norton & Company
“What would Harry do?” is a question author Sherman Baldwin asks himself when faced with a difficult decision. Henry “Harry” Baldwin is his father who died in 1997 at the age of sixty-five after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This memoir captures the essence of Harry’s character. He lived by the credo that character is what you do when no one’s looking. For Harry, doing the right thing was like breathing.
Growing Up with Harry presents an insightful series of stories showing a glimpse of Harry’s life in Roxbury, Connecticut—from his work as a lawyer, to his love of dogs, and the outdoors. Offering universal life lessons, this memoir demonstrates that families are the sum of their stories. Some happy and some sad, the stories have value because they pass life lessons to the next generations.