Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Authors: Lyz Glick and Dan Zegart
ISBN Number: 0-312-31921-5
The following review contributed by:E.Dian Moore. To read Dian's interview with Lyz Glick, one of the authors, click Here
Lyz Glick, a self-described “single-married person,” chose to write a series of letters to her daughter, Emerson, about Jeremy Glick: husband, father, and fighter—a hero who died on September 11, 2001, as one of the passengers on Flight 93.
Brutally honest, Lyz Glick and writer, Dan Zegart, create more than a book filled with letters to the Glick’s daughter, Emerson, or “Emmy.” Emmy, and readers around the world, will come to know a man who is both common and exceptional. Glimpses into the past, told by friends, family and his wife, show Glick’s growth from precocious child to courageous man.
Emmy was not quite three-months old when her father and other passengers of Flight 93 became icons of courage in modern American history.
As Emmy learns about her father’s past, from childhood to adulthood, readers also come to know Jeremy Glick, his wife, his extended family and friends.
Poignant, funny, wry, and sad, Your Father’s Voice, is an intimate portrait of a special man whose past prepared him for the events on 9/11, an infamous day carved forever into American history.
Your Father’s Voice is not a book to enjoy, but rather one to absorb.
This is a story of how the common man can rise with honor and sacrifice self to fight against evil. Jeremy Glick, in these letters to his daughter, is such a man—a man who became one of God’s warriors.
Lyz Glick and Zegart, through Your Father’s Voice, allows those of us who watched helplessly as events played out on 9/11 to believe in heroes and hold them close in our hearts.
Laced with humor, sadness, anger, curiosity and more, this book of letters is also an account of the process Mrs. Glick was forced to partake in as a surviving widow, or “single-married person,” as she calls herself.
Though the details are sometimes gruesome, at the same time, they are important to not only Lyz Glick, but to readers as well. Because of her tenacity, the world can also take a step forward toward healing by putting to rest questions about that ugly day.
Your Father’s Voice is not a sugarcoated account of Jeremy Glick’s life. We meet Glick as he was—an ordinary man made extraordinary through his choices in life, and in death.