Welcome to Stepped Up
After many years of my son, Cody, and me reflecting on our somewhat unique father/son relationship via silly bantering, I suggested to him the notion I would write a book about our experiences. Without equivocating, Cody responded – “go for it man.” So I did.
About the Book
In this emotional and at times shocking debut, author Ralph Harper shares the unique relationship he forged with his stepson, Cody, while deftly weaving their personal tales into the larger portrait of what fatherhood means in today’s society. Highlighting the increasing incidents of children being raised without a father at home, Harper examines the far-reaching consequences of what this means for future generations.Download the Press Release
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