Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062851123

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About the Author

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many books, including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue, Moonglow, Pops, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He is the editor, with Ayelet Waldman, of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation and Fight of the Century.

Reviews

"Poignant, often hysterical essays on what it means to be a dad, a son and a man." -- People

"Dazzling... The novelist's equanimity is so unassailable, and his parenting style so judicious and measured, that lesser men may feel inadequate, hopelessly stuck in the swampy, irrational chafe and fray of day-to-day family life." -- Washington Post

"Winning, poignant.... Each of its eight essays constructs a telling world, as Chabon trains his keen eye on small family moments that open onto larger issues." -- Boston Globe

"Deeply affecting.... Chabon is a gifted essayist whose narratives lead to unexpected and resonant conclusions. His work here packs an outsized emotional punch that will stick with readers significantly longer than it takes them to read this slim volume." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Emotionally provocative.... [A] literary ode to parenting." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"Chabon's book feels like a late-night talk with a friend about how we love our kids and how hopeful we are that we're better dads than we fear." -- Judd Apatow, New York Times Book Review

"Thoughtful and moving." -- Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun

"Chabon expertly weaves together past and present events, infusing them with humor, pop culture, and profound observations." -- Booklist, starred review

"Combines perfect pitch of tone with an acute eye for detail." -- Kirkus