Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

by Michael Lewis

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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe
When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393338096
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/07/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 186,116
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1960

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, LA

Education:

Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Slessman More than 1 year ago
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.
mondobondo More than 1 year ago
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.
RACannon More than 1 year ago
What a piece of fluff.A great waste of a wonderful author's talents.
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Its very funny !!!! Get of ur nuts!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not his typical subject matter, Home Game was light-hearted fun. I couldn't stop crying from laughter.
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Brandon Schall More than 1 year ago
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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