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Manhood for Amateurs The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Chabon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061490199
ISBN-13: 9780061490194
Sku: 213897726
Publish Date: 5/11/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  306
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The best-selling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and a Pulitzer Prize winner questions what it means to be a man today in a series of interlinked autobiographical reflections, regrets and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. Reprint. A best-selling book. 200,000 first printing. *Author: Chabon, Michael *Subtitle: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son *Publication Date: 2010/05/11 *Number of Pages: 305 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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The best-selling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and a Pulitzer Prize winner questions what it means to be a man today in a series of interlinked autobiographical reflections, regrets and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. Reprint. A best-selling book. 200,000 first printing.
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Having successfully conquered the world of fiction, the always imaginative and insightful novelist Michael Chabon invades the more treacherous terrain of truth with this collection of essays detailing the myriad aspects of his manhood. As he explores his existence as a son, father, brother, friend, and husband, Chabon expertly employs humor as a key to open the door to revelation, thus delighting the reader with abundant wit and intellect on every page. He succeeds admirably in attempting to enunciate his transcendent love for his kids, and openly examines his soul-stirring relationship with his wife, the writer Ayelet Waldman, who has yet to escape the backlash of parents who were incensed over her public comment that she loves her husband more than her children. Whether he is poignantly recalling a childhood trek through an intimidating urban wilderness, candidly considering the effects of his parents' divorce on his own short-lived first marriage, or identifying the appalling desiccation of imagination in today's technology-addicted kids, Chabon allows his thoughtful writing to serve as evidence of the success of his quest for quality and ethics which the essays document.
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Michael Chabon
Chabon wrote his first short story (heavily influenced by the Sherlock Holmes stories) when he was 10. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then studied at the University of California-Irvine writer's program; his first novel, THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH--his M.F.A. thesis--was published when he was 24.
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