When Robert Quinn's son Garrett went away to college, he was frustrated and wondered how he could shake off his feelings of depression and anxiety. It was a transition that was difficult for both father and son. Bob finally realized that Garrett didn't need to be fixed; he needed his father's love and support. Bob invited Garrett to exchange letters, and together they embarked on an extraordinary journey. Their letters explore myriad topics-- how to find purpose, live with increased meaning and power, and how we can clarify our core values. But the most important lesson learned is that human progress begins when individuals choose to transform themselves.
Robert E. Quinn is a student of the business world and a gifted writer and storyteller. He is the author of numerous books, including Deep Change (Jossey-Bass, 1996) and Change the World (Jossey-Bass, 2000).
Garrett T. Quinn is working in Ann Arbor and getting ready to return to college.