What is the last book or movie that made you cry?
Million Dollar Baby
What fictional character do you like most?
I would say Tom Builder from Pillars of the Earth. You really got to know him through the story and could appreciate the adversities he faced.
What is the greatest album ever?
Dedicated. It has a variety of very talented artists (especially Jane’s Addiction) playing the Grateful Dead’s greatest songs.
What is your ideal brain food?
Chocolate Power Bars.
What accomplishments are you most proud of and why?
I’m most proud of raising good kids, despite mistakes I’ve made. I’m so proud of them. Outside of family, I am most proud of running the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in 2002. I finished in 4:42.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for helping parents raise kids that will carry on essential human values to the next generation.
The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?
A Man in Full by Tom Wolff. It is the funniest book I have ever read. I laughed out loud so many times.
Your hidden talents are?
- Coaching youth baseball
- Teaching (I teaching classes at University of California Irvine)
- Having fun…I throw the best New Year’s Eve party every year.
Scott Gale is an author and instructor at University of California Irvine. His passion is helping families communicate and re-connect in spite of today’s hectic lifestyle and increased demands. Scott’s new book, “Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values and Household Structure,” inspires readers to increase togetherness and progressively improve by leveraging clarity, consistency and commitment.
Just in time… a formerly stressed-out dad’s perspective provides a common-sense playbook to reach family harmony. As today’s parents cope with scores of competing obligations and responsibilities, raising kids with good core values is an extreme challenge. Combine this perpetual struggle with the effects of technological distractions, societal lack of discipline, and failures to communicate, and it is not hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere survival.