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Manhood for Amateurs

The Pleasures And Regrets Of A Husband, Father, And Son

By Michael Chabon

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author— "an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)—offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction.

A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, 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 lives: as a series of reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.

What does it mean to be a man today? Chabon invokes and interprets and struggles to reinvent for us, with characteristic warmth and lyric wit, the personal and family history that haunts him even as—simply because—it goes on being written every day. As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as the father of four young Americans, Chabon presents his 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, as a theme played—on different instruments, with a fresh tempo and in a new key—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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Format: Book
Author: Chabon, Michael
Summary: As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as the father of four young Americans, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chabon presents his hilarious and moving 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, as a theme played on different instruments by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor.
Title: Manhood for amateurs : the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son / Michael Chabon.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, c2009.
Subject: Chabon, Michael -- Family. Chabon, Michael -- Marriage. Men -- United States -- Biography. Husbands -- United States -- Biography. Fathers -- United States -- Biography Sons -- United States -- Biography. Marriage -- United States Fatherhood -- United States Masculinity -- United States Authors, American -- Biography.
Isbn: 0061490180 (alk. paper) 9780061490187 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Chabon, Michael
Summary: As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as the father of four young Americans, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chabon presents his hilarious and moving 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, as a theme played on different instruments by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor.
Title: Manhood for amateurs : the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son / Michael Chabon.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, c2009.
Description: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Chabon, Michael -- Family.
Subjects: Chabon, Michael -- Marriage.
Subjects: Men -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Husbands -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Fathers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Sons -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Marriage -- United States
Subjects: Fatherhood -- United States
Subjects: Masculinity -- United States
Subjects: Authors, American -- Biography.
LCCN: 2009004749
ISBN: 0061490180 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780061490187 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Chabon