In “The Weight of a Father’s Shadow,” Mark Tabb and Shelly Stayer use stories from an All-Star lineup of men—including Alec Baldwin, Cal Ripken, Jr., Newt Gingrich and Vince Lombardi, Jr.—to take the reader inside a man’s struggle to emerge out from under his father’s shadow. Through the course of these interviews, a picture became clear. All men, regardless of their backgrounds, regardless of the levels of success which they have achieved, are primarily shaped, both positively and negatively, by the weight of the shadow their fathers cast upon them. Whether a dad is a success or failure does not matter. His influence shapes every boy as he grows into a man. As a result, the book will resonate with every man.