Bill Morris' Notes To a Five-Year-Old is an insightful and caring look at a father's learning, playing, and growing with his daughter of five. Crystal clear glimpses at the fears, truths, and cheerful times of childhood, these short gleaming essays bring you back to the fun and memorable moments we all lived when young and relive through our children. Happy times ahead! "Notes To a Five-Year-Old is a book that I could not put down until I was finished. I was completely and totally captivated. I cried on almost every page. I cried with tears of happiness, sorrow, melancholy. The way the book deals with alcoholism, jail, failure, shame, frustration, and the existential “condition” of humanity was truly masterful. This book is universal in its appeal. I think that this is a book that all parents can relate to. I think all children, which is all of us, can respond to deeply." Pamela Eakins, PhD Author of The American Way of Birth "Notes To a Five-Year-Old is a thoughtful and perceptive view of the forgotten world of childhood as seen through the eyes of a wise and observant father...father joy at its best...a verbal photographic album filled with poetic snapshots of a most special and delightful child who hopefully still lives somewhere in each of us...Morris elevates the commonplace happenings in the life of a five year old to the level of high drama and poetry that often goes unnoticed in the routines of everyday life...a poignant and humorous map of the unfathomable depths of the five-year-old mind that will be helpful to parents and to all those who are lucky enough to enter into the magical world of children." Richard J. Correlli, MD Psychiatrist, Stanford University Whether you bought this book or received it from a friend, this is a gift. The gift of childhood.