Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

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$14.99  $13.94
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Pages
336
Dimensions
6.6 X 7.94 X 0.8 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061490194

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About the Author
Michael Chabon is the bestselling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Werewolves in Their Youth, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Wonder Boys, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Kavalier & Clay won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. In 2000 Wonder Boys was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Michael Douglas. Chabon was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbia, Maryland. He now lives in California with his wife and children.
Reviews

"Hilarious, moving, pleasurable, disturbing, transcendent, restless. . . . And seemingly by accident, Chabon ultimately does create a composite image of ideal manhood, one that is modest, responsible, bemused, empathic, and thoughtful." -- Jeremy Adam Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

"Chabon brings his prodigiously entertaining verbal intelligence to a very personal investigation of what it means to be a father, a son, and a husband." -- Lev Grossman, Time (Top 10 Nonfiction Books Citation)

"Wry and heartfelt, Chabon's riffs uncover brand-new insights in even the most quotidian subjects. . . . He applies an unusual level of wit and candor to the form." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Both lyrical and side-splittingly funny. . . . Readers seeking the intelligence of Updike; the gentle, brainy appeal of Sedaris; or the literary virtuosity of Nabokov will thoroughly enjoy." -- Douglas C. Lord, Library Journal

"Chabon takes a big, fat swing at the essay form with his second collection and achieves success. . . . These warm and thoughtful essays underscore just how good a wordsmith Chabon is-regardless of the form he chooses." -- Jerry Eberle, Booklist