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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Paperback – April 2, 2010
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Funny, frank, and engaging. It 's refreshing to hear a dad describe so vividly the uglier aspects of the job.
Brief, clever and frank a good gift for Father s Day. "
Funny, frank, and engaging. It s refreshing to hear a dad describe so vividly the uglier aspects of the job. "
His failings amuse . . . and he captures serious moments with a warmth that shows he s a pretty good dad after all. "
Top Customer Reviews
This is one of the funniest books I've read. It's a short book (I read it on a cross-country flight with plenty of time to spare) but it's hilarious. I was literally laughing out loud and had tears from laughing so hard a few times. Was it as interesting as the stories about football or baseball from The Blind Side or Moneyball? Probably not. Was it as entertaining or more? Absolutely.
Some of the other reviewers are put off because Lewis has a nanny or has had a very successful career. Does that bother me? No. Others think he whines. I disagree. He's telling funny stories. If you want to read some funny stories and can deal with (or enjoy) some sarcasm and wit along the way, you'll enjoy this book. If you will be upset because he has a nanny, then don't read the book.
This book is entertaining. It's funny. It's not a how to guide for parenting. I don't think he wrote it to gain sympathy for the challenges he's faced. He obviously enjoys writing, enjoys the income it provides for him and his family, enjoys sharing this with others, and enjoys entertaining. If you want to be entertained by some stories about his family, you'll enjoy it. If you are looking for an author to relate to and sympathize with, maybe this isn't for you.
Highly recommended for the entertainment and humor.
Unfortunately, Lewis has set such a high bar with his past books (Liar's Poker, Moneyball, and The Blind Side), that this loosely assembled patchwork of journal entries and Slate.com essays ends up being a total disappointment. It's kind of stunning to me that someone with his powers of both analysis and storytelling managed to say absolutely nothing interesting, provocative, or even amusing about being a father in this new age of fatherhood. Instead, he paints himself in the usual self-deprecating colors of progressive fatherhood -- ever the bumbling idiot, an object of dismissive scorn by his partner, etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found it informative and truly appreciated the sense of humor by the author. My son is expecting his first child and was reading this, so I bought a copy also.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a big fan of Michael Lewis I enjoyed this audio book. It was much more light-hearted than his other books, but entertaining.Published 3 months ago by faye macleod
Since Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis has been writing entertaining , informative, books on interesting topics. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Keith C.
Funny and witty story of Michael's first few years of fatherhood. All parents and parents-to-be will get some good laughs. Enjoyed it very much.Published 8 months ago by D. Knapp