Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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By (author) Michael Lewis

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 211mm x 23mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 039306901X
  • ISBN 13: 9780393069013
  • Illustrations note: 3 photos
  • Sales rank: 696,581

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When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up. Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual. It's that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

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Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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"Home Game, which was adapted from a series of Slate essays and is an accordingly zippy read, is hilarious but painfully candid, one man's uneasy reckoning with the potentially devastating consequences of parenting. It's unsparing, but Lewis is as honest with himself as he's been with his subjects. Grade: A-." "It's an engaging journal that selectively details how Dad grew up as well...Brief, clever and frank-a good gift for Father's Day." "Lewis writes memorable, insightful, yet simple and brisk sentences as easily as the rest of us breathe." -- Marc Tracy "Unabashedly frank, hilarious and sweetly sentimental...a somewhat daring and in many ways groundbreaking book about what it's like to be a father in modern America...intensely honest." -- Amy Scribner "Lewis is an insouciant raconteur who can spin out even standard dad stories (about, say, sending a kid to school dressed outlandishly) without making them sound stale." -- Ann Hulbert "His reflections capture both the unease and the excitement that fatherhood brings."