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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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  • Posted May 19, 2009

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    Home Game Hits a Home Run

    HOME GAME:An Accidential Guide
    To Fatherhood
    Michael Lewis
    W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
    500 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10110
    ISBN: 978-0-393-06901-3
    $23.95 - Hardback
    190 pages

    HOME GAME: An Accidential Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis is an honest account of one father's experience with raising his children. While most fathers' would "think" what Lewis is saying, most of them would mute the actual words.

    This work is written in three parts, each part dedicated to one of Lewis's children. His account of the birthing process is hilarious. He states, "A woman in labor needs to believe, however much evidence she has to the contrary, that the man in waiting beside her bed is directing every ounce of his concern toward her. He learns to camouflage trips to the john as grape juice-fetching missions, When he is hungry he waits until his wife dozes off, then nips furtively down to the hospital vending machine for his supper of Ring Dings and Nacho Cheese Doritos." He continues to say that no one really cares how Dad is doing, nor, do they care about his fatigue, his worries, his tedium, his disappointment at the contents of the hospital vending machine - these are better unmentioned. Above all, he must know that if his mask of perfect selflessness slips for even a moment he will be nabbed.

    His account of his daughter's encounter with older boys who try to ruin her and her sister's day at the pool is so funny that I had to put the book down until I could get control of my laughter.

    What Lewis actually says is what we all have felt at some period in parenting our children. However, we are not brave enough to put our feelings in print. So, I am awed by Michael Lewis's ability to just put it all out there for his readers.

    Any new parent should read this book, male or female. It will help you to realize that there is no wrong way to parent, just do your best and the children usually become reasonable people.

    This would make a good gift for new parents, anyone wanting to read a light-hearted family book or a man who has been asked by his wife to have a vasectomy. Don't ask, just read the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2009

    Too funny for words!

    I admit i am a huge fan of michael lewis and a father of 4. therefore i am obviously the bullseye on the target for the book. that being said this is a fine book with fantastic images and his usual very insightful way of looking at things. i was literally gut-laughing at times. it is a quick read and worth it. i am already making a list of folks to whom i will send the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

    Terrible.

    What a piece of fluff.A great waste of a wonderful author's talents.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Just got it

    Its very funny !!!! Get of ur nuts!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Very funny, quick read

    Read this at the recommendation of a colleague in August, and ended up reading this on the beach and getting some looks from my family because i was laughing out loud so much. Great book for anyone who has been through this, or is about to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Easy read, hilarious parenting experience!

    Not his typical subject matter, Home Game was light-hearted fun. I couldn't stop crying from laughter.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Underwhelming

    I'm a big Michael Lewis fan, but this was by far the least interesting of his works. Although definitely humorous at times, I thought it lacked the 'laugh out loud' stories promised by other reviews.

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