Henry Loves Jazz

Henry Loves Jazz : Memoirs of a Reluctant Father

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Henry Loves Jazz is a humorous account of what happens in a family when a first-born child comes home. Told from a father's perspective, this is a fly-on-the-wall look at sleepless nights, exploding eco-nappies, celebrity chef cookbooks, black jellybeans and giant Mexican tarantulas. ""Henry Loves Jazz"" is the author's journey from a childless existence to the dagdom of parenthood. Along the way, he questions everything he knows about his own upbringing and his relationship with his parents and his long-suffering wife. Throughout the journey, Lacey discovers a flair for cooking and the joys of supermarket shopping. He also discovers a love so deep he can't see the bottom.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522856802
  • 9780522856804
  • 1,345,708

Review quote

"Lacey doesn't gloss over his sometimes fractious relationships with his parents and his wife, which adds to the reality and validity of the book." Henry Loves Jazz" will appeal to men who want a heads-up on what could happen when their partners are pregnant." --"Australian Bookseller & Publisher" magazineshow more

About Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sunday Telegraph, the Good Weekend magazine and the Sunday Magazine. He is the author of two novels, The Tin Moon and Sandstone, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.show more

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8 ratings
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