When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual. It's that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.
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.
- Family + Relationships, Biography + Autobiography
- Personal Memoirs, Parenting / Fatherhood
- W W Norton & Co Inc
- June 7, 2010
- June 7, 2010
- Michael Lewis