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

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Michael Chabon

An entertaining omnibus of opinionated essays previously published mostly inDetailsmagazine spotlights novelist Chabon's (The Yiddish Policemen's Union) model of being an attentive, honest father and a fairly observant Jew. Living in Berkeley, Calif., … see full wiki

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Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Harper
2 reviews about Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and...
review by . May 08, 2012
While I find Chabon a good, at times amazing writer, all of his books I've read to date suffer from what seems a labored effort to go beyond just good, to amazing and beyond.        Here, the writing is a collection of essays on manhood:  the ways, means, and absurdities of being a son, a husband, and a father.  Some, especially on the subject of fatherhood, are excellent, and contain rare jewels.  "In my children, I have found a band of companions," …
review by . October 07, 2009
Chabon, Michael. "Manhood for Amateurs; The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son", HarperCollins, 2009.    A Collection of Pieces    Amos Lassen    Michael Chabon's collection of thoughts on being a man ranges from light thoughts to some very poignant and dramatic moments as well as several sustained meditations. If there is unifying themes they are memory and nostalgia. The book is a way to look at the past. However what …
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