An unsparing observation about the disparity between social expectation and the actual experiences of new fathers shares stories from the author's life after the births of his three children.
Bestselling author Michael Lewis is most famous for his brilliant nonfiction books about business and sports (LIAR'S POKER, MONEYBALL and THE BLIND SIDE), so for some readers HOME GAME, his memoir about becoming a father and raising three children, will seem like a new direction. What HOME GAME shares with Lewis's other books is a rare ability to peel away the facade, the easy "truths," and cheap hype surrounding a cultural institution, and to reveal the secret systems lying beneath the surface. Fatherhood, like baseball, is loaded with false preconceptions and cultural expectations; there are codes of behavior and attitude that are treated like gospel. However, Lewis's journalistic instincts refused to accept this pre-packaged mythology; instead, he has written one of the most unflinching and clear-eyed books about the reality of fatherhood. Delightful without being sentimental, HOME GAME offers a wealth of marvelous insights and refreshingly unorthodox theories about the psychology of being a dad. The result is not only one of the smartest and most authentic memoirs on fatherhood ever written, but also one of the funniest.
- Biography + Autobiography, Family + Relationships
- Parenting / Fatherhood, Personal Memoirs
- May 18, 2009
- May 18, 2009
- Michael Lewis