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Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood When he became a father Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn t feel and to do things that he couldn t see the point of doing At first this made him feel guilty until he

  • Title: Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
  • Author: Michael Lewis Dan John Miller
  • ISBN: 9781423389507
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood By Michael Lewis Dan John Miller, When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn t feel, and to do things that he couldn t see the point of doing At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to anWhen he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn t feel, and to do things that he couldn t see the point of doing At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover up.Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children This audiobook 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.

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    1. I have a request Do NOT buy Home Team for anyone as a Father s Day gift DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT Thank you.Here s why This book is no thought necessary present for people who don t know shit about the father in question If you knew anything about the father in question, you would know he doesn t want this book The father doesn t want this book if he s a reader The gauzy cover with the author drinking coffee while his child sits on his lap screams Not a real book Not a real book and the contents conf [...]

    2. It s kind of interesting that two excellent Berkeley based writers named Michael both happened to come out with a book of ruminations on modern fatherhood and its corollary, manhood within a few months of each other Since we added a second child to our own household a few months ago, and I m now on unpaid leave to take care of him for a few months, this struck me as a good time to check out what two writers I greatly respect have to say on my current profession The other book is Michael Chabon s [...]

    3. A few hilariously funny anecdotal stories aside, this book by Michael Lewis is poison While somewhat entertaining, and an extremely easy and quick read, this book provides little insight into real fatherhood It does little than propagate the hideous fallacy that only mothers can be the true nurturers and care givers for our children, and any attempts by a man to do so can only be inadequate Further, Lewis would have you believe if you are a father and you do feel confident in taking complete co [...]

    4. Teaser If you have a weak mind, are unable to turn off your I am sooo offended brain cells , wear polyester shorts, have plastic on your furniture, and just can t bear to see a naughty word, skip this review.Take 1 My wife and I are listening to this while driving up into Minnesota on vacation mixed in with some of my favorite old Booknotes shows with Brian Lamb the guy is the best, bar none, interviewer around when she nods off She s not nodding off because of the book because it has had us lau [...]

    5. I think I was meant to be a father I sympathize completely with Michael Lewis s take on the divide between what men are supposed to feel upon becoming a father and what they actually do feel Maternal love may be instinctive, he says, but paternal love is learned behavior He admits to feelings of indifference, resentment and even the odd Murderous Impulse Be assured, Mr Lewis, that you re writing for a certain portion of the maternal community, too My husband took a picture of me, post childbirth [...]

    6. Mildly entertaining but too much in the vein of bumbling sitcom dad and shrewish wife for my taste 10 points for the part where someone tells him she loved his essays about his son in the Luxembourg Gardens and I thought no, that was Adam Gopnik, just as he says no, that was Adam Gopnik Possibly I have read too much in the sub sub genre of nonfiction about raising children in Paris.

    7. I have enjoyed most of what I ve read by Michael Lewiswell, at least his writings that aren t about high finance In Home Game he takes it to a whole new level On most days Lewis doesn t seem the type to win Parent of the Year awards, but throughout this book he gives a highly engaging, hilarious, and ultimately heartwarming take on life as a father of young kids mostly daughters I suspect anyone who has ever been one will find this take very familiar There were times when I thought he had read m [...]

    8. This is a hilarious account of learning to be a father in the 21st century I actually gave this book to a guy friend of mine who is struggling with the idea of marriage and fatherhood in the near future, and he stayed up all night reading and laughing, which is amazing since he s even of a reluctant reader than he is a reluctant grownup Myself, I was able to read it in just a few hours it s light and amusing but makes some real points about the naturalness of maternity versus the learned behavi [...]

    9. Do you want to read about a guy who has a self deprecating view of himself as a father, who yearns for an earlier age when fatherhood was all about earning the bacon and not about dealing with the casual insults that your daughters might throw in your face Do you want to read a book by a guy who s proud of how few diapers he has changed during the lives of his three children, and read a humorous account of his wife s struggle with post partum depression Do you want to read about the three small [...]

    10. Found this book in the Used Donation store attached to the Beacon, NY library In the store, I noticed on the back that the cover photo was taken by Tabitha Soren I was interested that the former MTV news person had started doing book cover photography Then I flipped through the book and saw on the last page that she was thanked, since she is Michael Lewis s wife and the mother of his three children who the book is about I hadn t known that Anyway, I m not sure if she was ever able to locate the [...]

    11. This was given to me by a friend as a welcome to fatherhood gift As always, Michael Lewis is entertaining and finds the humor in raising kids Probably better suited to read for your second child but a couple snippets of wisdom that make it worthwhile.

    12. Reading Home Game, I wondered if Michael Lewis was aware that he s not a normal person any, or if he d simply spent too much time married to MTV News correspondents, hobnobbing with Wall Street bankers, rubbing shoulders with superstars of football and baseball, and jet setting with wealthy college boosters to know what it s like to be a normal father and husband This is not to say that I didn t enjoy Home Game it s a breezy read filled with interesting and humorous anecdotes that, even if they [...]

    13. My husband is a fan of Michael Lewis s books, in particular Moneyball and The Blind Side, so when I saw that Lewis had a book about fatherhood, I figured it would be a good one for him to check out I think I was right As he read in bed next to me, he laughed out loud and even read me a couple passages usually one of my annoying habits that I really appreciate seeing in others He finished the book quickly, and mostly took away from it that Ferberizing is out of date, and that having than one kid [...]

    14. As the reality of fatherhood fast approaches, I ve been eager to soak up any and all advice I can get my hands on I m a notorious Googler , researching everything to the point of information overload, so I was pretty excited when this book was recommended to me.The Good it was pretty funny I won t deny Lewis that It was also a quick read and the journal format made it easy to stop and start as necessary.The Bad Lewis concept of fatherhood is so far outside of my own expectations that I had a har [...]

    15. I wonder if Malcolm Gladwell author of The Tipping Point who wrote a raving comment for the jacket of this book and I read the same book I do not think Mr Lewis is the finest storyteller of our generation.His guide to fatherhood reads like a series of newspaper columns, although, indeed, they are from a Web magazine he contributes to Some are mildly amusing just not those where he proudly recalls his little girls quoting his worst potty mouthed, rapper ghetto speak.The funniest section in the bo [...]

    16. A breezy, fun read that can easily be enjoyed in a sitting or two Lewis steers clear of the overpopulated personal epiphany class of parenting books d that special moment was when I really knew I loved my child and instead just shares anecdotes about his experiences as a father.Lewis wins points for his honesty about his experience he writes about the frustration of the modern father, who does not automatically feel all of the Right Emotions at the Right Time, and whose efforts at home are often [...]

    17. I ve always enjoyed Michael Lewis interviews on The Daily Show, so I was determined to read something of his at some point This book humerous and quite touching at times Maybe even a little instructive if you haven t been there yet yourself I could certainly relate to a lot of it, although there were a few oh, don t ever do that and it wasn t like that at all moments The quotes from his oldest daughter at a very young age are astounding Even if she didn t quite know what she was saying, the insu [...]

    18. The author of a billion books on smart people things, and praised by Malcolm Gladwell as our generation s finest storyteller, Michael Lewis is hilarious, sincere, and uncompromisingly masculine In other words, he s the perfect person to write a book on true to life experiences in fatherhood, such as being strangely proud when his daughter says motherfucker in a public place, and characterizing himself and all fathers as unwitting unreliable employees in the eyes of their spouses This book actual [...]

    19. This was horrible I have the audio CD s to listen in the car when commuting and I was done with disk 1 before I checked out the reviews They were mostly negative and I can see why I only wish I read them first and didn t waste 1 2 days of my life on this There was something clearly lost with another person reading this maybe and the fact that I don t know Michael Lewis as writer or person He seemed like a dad who felt being a dad was too much work and that he had other important things to do wit [...]

    20. This book is hilariously real and short, another sign that it was written by someone in the real parental trenches.

    21. Basically, Michael Lewis shares brutally honest accounts regarding his own doubts about fatherhood and the extent to which he underestimated his role as a father He also tries to explore the events that warmed him to his children and captures some small moments of beauty without going down a blessed rabbit hole In fact, the best audience for this book is probably readers who are sick of being directly or indirectly pressured into becoming parents.My favorite thing about the book was that it show [...]

    22. I received Home Game as a Father s Day gift and found it to be a fun little read to get through over the course of a few train rides This book doesn t set out to try and change your life or recast your views on being a modern parent rather it aims to reassure dads out there that our struggles are universal than we think and that sometimes the struggles are the best part or at least make the best stories The book reads as if you snuck away to a happy hour with Michael Lewis and stayed a bit long [...]

    23. Michael Lewis writes about his experience as a dad of two daughters and a son He puts effort into describing the changed pattern of parents, where dad participates, but as a second string It is brilliant in putting words to not bonding with babies and dealing with unthankful and mean kids, and also gives a troubled account of the american health care system.The best stories include Little sister yelling at teasing boys in the pool Single parenting as a battering Rocky going into the twelfth roun [...]

    24. Truly a wonderful and whats eems like one of the only few truly authentic takes on the early years of being a parent father, and just how weird it is to become a father Going from how precarious a father s position is when his wife goes into labour, to how it takes times to love a child for some people for him six months , which is heartening for me as an elementary school teacher, I often feel I should have a deeper connection to my students, but I have to realize that that takes time for some [...]

    25. This book is likeable enough Unlike all of the other Lewis books I ve read, this one isn t about something detailed and well known, it s simply about his family life with a growing family It s really a collection of short essays beginning early on with his first child and ending shortly after the birth of his third child It s well written and interesting and you get a taste for the emotions he feels about the changes in his life A good quick easy read which was a nice change of pace for me.

    26. To read Michael Lewis s ruminations on any subject is a pleasure to review his contemporaneous reflections on new parenthood leaves me with only one complaint why so short He was working on some silly baseball book, apparently Like any memoir, Home Game offers up some universal experiences and emotions, and others that will resonate with only a subset of readers Some stories find humor while others most prominently feature commiserable defeat While Lewis brings his formidable storytelling talent [...]

    27. Currently a father of young ones Thinking about being a father This one tells it like it is from a father s perspective One constant thing about being a parent is wondering if your kid is normal or if you re being a good parent You see the way other kids behave and think Okay, good, they are just fine This book validates feelings you ll nod your head, laugh and know that other fathers are going through the same thing you are.

    28. The first rule of fatherhood is that if you don t see what the problem is, you are the problem The second rule of fatherhood is that if everyone in the room is laughing, and you don t know what they are laughing about, they are laughing about you It was fun to read the experiences of Lewis on fatherhood My favourite episode was the one with Mickey Mouse costume guy who lives in Nevada

    29. This is an honest book about fatherhood, which is rare Most fatherhood books are sappy and filled with love at first sight introductions to children.Michael is honest, he focuses on the growth of love over time The small interactions that build a bond between fathers and children.A short read that is well worth your time if you always found the movies and description of fatherhood to be disingenuous Of course admitting any of this can cause a lot of trouble with mothers, so be careful.

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