NEIL TALSON BEGAN WRITING TO HIS DAUGHTER THE VERY WEEK SHE WAS BORN. LITTLE DID HE KNOW HIS WORDS WOULD ONE DAY BE READ BY MILLIONS. Mattie Talson's birth brought her parents much joy. For her father, however, this jubilation was accompanied by an awareness of what loomed ahead: adolescence. So he began compiling a comprehensive volume of fatherly wisdom just for her. For the next fifteen years, he secretly wrote and rewrote a project he titled "Bread Crumbs: Morsels of Guidance for My Teenage Daughter in This 21st Century." And now it was finished. Before handing it over to Mattie, however, Neil mailed it to a trusted friend to proof and review. Yet, before the package arrives, something unexpected happens and his work is soon rerouted. From there, it takes on a life of its own. Bread Crumbs is the story of an unlikely bestseller. It's about a father's forthright presentation of truth and common sense – and about how this private correspondence eventually found its way to his daughter and into the hands of future generations.