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Home Game : An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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A story of raging egos, brutal power struggles and fraught decision making, from the bestselling author of Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis.

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood is probably the most brazenly honest and wickedly funny book about parenting ever written.

Michael Lewis thought he'd seen it all. He'd worked in the city. He knew how to deal with the worst excesses of human behaviour. He had cojones. Right?

Wrong. He was about to become a father: 'If you remembered what new parenthood was actually like you wouldn't go around lying to people about how wonderful it is, and you certainly wouldn't ever do it twice.'

Here Lewis reveals his own unique take on new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves swearing to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from toilet-training to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked: 'I know for a fact that my children are insane. Or, at any rate, I know that if an adult behaved as my children do, he would be institutionalized. Is it possible that they are contagious?'

'Lewis is the finest storyteller of our generation' Malcolm Gladwell
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 10mm | 147g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141043199
  • 9780141043197
  • 120,464

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'[Praise for Liar's Poker] As traders would say, this book is a buy' Financial Times '[Praise for Liar's Poker] Wickedly funny' Daily Express '[Praise for Liar's Poker] Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay' Sunday Times '[Praise for Liar's Poker] An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling' Punch
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About Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis's global bestselling books lift the lid on the biggest stories of our times. They include Flash Boys, a game-changing expose of high-speed scamming; The Big Short, which was made into a hit Oscar-winning film; Moneyball, the story of a maverick outsider who beat the system; and Liar's Poker, the book that defined the excesses of the 1980s. Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.
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3,595 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 19% (684)
4 38% (1,376)
3 32% (1,158)
2 9% (317)
1 2% (60)
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