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

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

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

A Best Book Of The Year

Time • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Kansas City Star San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Seattle Times

A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers addresses with his characteristic warmth and lyric wit the all-important question: What does it mean to be a man today?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062124593
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 974,434
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

Hometown:

Berkeley, California

Date of Birth:

May 24, 1963

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., University of California at Irvine

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Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
samildanach More than 1 year ago
I can't praise this collection of essays more highly. I read it while in the hospital caring for my baby in the Alta-Bates NICU. The book has left me with plenty to chew on, and is a fantastic and fun read to boot. I will probably be re-reading it many times, to tease out more wisdom and revisit someone's past that is not my own. Thank you Michael Chabon.
RJBNJ More than 1 year ago
Anything he writes is colorful and provocative. He is fortunate to have a nice family life and be able to write about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a father but still I enjoyed reading this delightful collection of essays from Michael Chabon. I have read three of his novels but this is my first attempt at his non-fiction. I found it engaging and a joy to read. Easy to follow, I finished this in a day and a half. It is a wonderful glimpse at a family making its' way through life during this century we are all gently entering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent stories with insight to youth and maturity. Great language, Chabon is a master.
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