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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857982155
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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Tell My Sons




In the bestselling tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, a dying father’s deeply moving legacy for his sons is winning hearts and minds around the world.





d The Last Lecture, a dying father pens a heartbreakingly honest and deeply moving legacy of advice for his three sons that has inspired thousands.

In the bestselling tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, a dying father’s deeply moving legacy for his sons is winning hearts and minds around the world.

At just 38 and at the height of his military career, highly decorated soldier Colonel Mark Weber was diagnosed with deadly V gastro-intestinal cancer. Given just four months to live, he began to write a letter to his three young sons so that as they grew up without him they would at least have the lessons that living – and dying – had taught him about courage and fear, pride and humility, words and actions, and so much more. Over time that letter became the extraordinary Tell My Sons.

This profoundly moving father’s story has proved to be a gift that has reached far beyond his three sons. It is for anyone who could use the best advice a dying hero has to offer. As the bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom says: ‘Mark Weber's story has touched me in such a profound way. It's real, brave, gritty, honest, inspiring and a gift to us all. Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit‘.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857982155
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Mark Weber

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber served 23 years in the US Army, including five years as an enlisted soldier in the Minnesota National Guard and nineteen years on active duty as a commissioned officer. He was stationed throughout the United States, at the Pentagon, in Saudi Arabia and in Iraq. His awards included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.

First diagnosed with Stage 4 gastrointestinal cancer in 2010, Mark was told he had months to live. He continued to work, give speeches and write until his death on 13 June 2013. Markpassed away at home in Rosemount, Minnesota, with his wife, Kristin, and their three sons, Matthew, Joshua and Noah, at his side. He was 41. His wish to die at home, embraced by love, with a view of his beloved garden, was granted to him.


Praise for Tell My Sons

“Mark Weber's story has touched me in such a profound way. It's real, brave, gritty, honest, inspiring and a gift to us all. Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit.”

Mitch Albom, author of the bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie

“ Tell My Sons is one of the most profound and inspirational stories I have ever read. It may be written for Mark's children, but it may as well be a treatise for all of us about honest parenting and leadership with character in love, family, faith, and politics. For a man who is facing profound health issues, Mark is doing a remarkable job showing us all how to live with courage and integrity.”

Walter F. Mondale, former Vice President of the United States of America

“This book is why I have always been proud to call Mark Weber my son. His ability to reach across complex boundaries and write and speak with such depth and beauty makes him a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia. Mark's passion, attitude, and thoughts about life are what is best about America.”

General Babakir S. Zibari, Chief of Defense, Republic of Iraq

“Tell My Sons is a deeply moving, personal account of a soldier's journey into an ultimate frontier. As I read Mark Weber's book, I was astonished by its honesty, courage and discipline. This book offers one of the most profound and detailed descriptions of the strange world of cancer and should be essential reading for all of us who seek to understand that topsy-turvy terrain.”

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

“Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber has left a proud record of service to his nation, much of which is told in this remarkable book. It is a book not only for Mark's sons, who can look back on their father's accomplishments with admiration, but also for anyone who wants to know what a life dedicated to country and family looks like.”

Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense


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