Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Publish Date: Apr 2011

ISBN-13: 9781455815142

ISBN-10: 1455815144

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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 audiobook 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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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publish Date: Apr 2011
ISBN-13: 9781455815142
ISBN-10: 1455815144
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.2 x 1.4 x 7.0
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About the author

Biography of Lewis, Michael

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1960. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University in 1982 and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1985. He is a non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. His books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, The Money Culture, and Boomerang.

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Review by Library Journal (2009-05-11)

When best-selling author Lewis (The Blind Side) became a father, he discovered a huge disparity between what he was really feeling and what he was expected to feel. This honest, moving, and often humorous memoir records the aftermath of the birth of each of his three children and gives an eye-opening account of how one couple decided to split parenting duties in the modern age. Delightful and unexpected, Lewis's experiences should reassure other fathers they are not alone in navigating 21st-century gender roles.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/09.] - Elizabeth Brinkley, Granite Falls, WA

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2009-10-01)

While other authors of parenting memoirs have shown that fathers are vital and needed, Lewis (The Blind Side) here takes pains to celebrate his ineptitude and lack of involvement as a father. Listeners promised an analysis of "the persistent and disturbing gap" between what Lewis was expected to feel and what he actually felt are instead subjected to boring, cranky anecdotes common to new fatherhood. The narration by Dan John Miller (Generation Text) is fine, if a bit bland. Not even those who appreciated Neal Pollack's Alternadad are likely to enjoy this; instead, try Bruce Stockler's I Sleep at Red Lights.

[The Norton Ac, published in May, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.] - Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Middletown

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

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 audiobook 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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