Manhood for Amateurs
Publish date: September 30th 2009
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
So, delving into the personal for a moment; yesterday when I started this book I was having a particularly difficult parental day. My youngest (who is never the easiest child to motivate to dress or brush teeth or shoe and head off to school) was particularly difficult. I finally got the kids in t...
This collection of essays is generally engaging and interesting, even where I don't agree with Chabon's interpretations and opinions. There's a certain amount of schmaltziness, but I'm not sure if that can be avoided when writing about one's children.
I have really loved his novels, but all the humour seems to be missing from this memoir and his philosophical ruminations on life are very shallow.
Not for me this belly button investigation.THIS IS NOT A REVIEWBBC BLURB - Jason Butler Harner reads from Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon's moving, warm and witty memoir about life as a husband, father and son. In exploring what it means to be a man today, Chabon reflects on the persona...
While reading Ayelet Waldman's Bad Mother, I found myself wondering what her husband's perspective on some of her stories was. The very next day, I saw this at a bookstore. It's not really the other side of the story though--in fact, the most profoundly moving/disturbing episode in Waldman's book (...