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Manhood for amateurs: the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction. Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and his vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own: as a series of reflections, regrets and re-examinations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.What does it mean to be a man today? As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor.At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.
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title_display Manhood for amateurs : the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son
title_full Manhood for Amateurs The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, Manhood for amateurs : the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son / Michael Chabon, Manhood for amateurs [sound recording] : [the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son] / Michael Chabon
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title_sub the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son
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