Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood

Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood

by Drew Magary


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 A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir from the author of The Hike and The Postmortal about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America 

No one writes about family quite like Drew Magary. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children.

In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads—from getting drunk while trick-or-treating and telling dirty jokes to make bath time go smoothly to committing petty vandalism to bond with a five-year-old.

Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt look at child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It’s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592408764
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Drew Magary is a correspondent for GQ and a columnist for Deadspin and Gawker. He’s also the author of the upcoming novel The Hike, the critically acclaimed novel The Postmortal, and Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete’s Handbook. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author ix

Malrotation 1

Merriweather Post Pavilion 11

Chicken 19

Gymboree 35

Slow Guy 43

Princesses and Paleskins 53

Caesarian 63

Evening at the Improv 75

Flathead 83

Dui 93

Spinning Wheel of Death 115

Faka 127

Hoddub 145

The Creek and the Coffee Cup 153

Electric Toothbrush 165

Nits 169

The List 185

Funland 195

Pizza Night 205

Nicu 213

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“It’s an honest and hilarious portrayal of how aggravating it can be to raise a family.”  —Justin Halpern, author of the New York Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says

“The world needs Drew Magary’s wonderfully funny, breathtakingly honest book about parenting.”
—Jen Doll, memoirist and senior writer at The Atlantic Wire

“The Father's Day book for dads who hate getting books for Father’s Day.”
—Will Leitch, author of Are We Winning? and God Save the Fan

“If you are a parent, I challenge you to not simultaneously laugh and sob through this entire book.”
—Rachel Dratch, comedian and author of Girl Walks into a Bar...

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