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The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood

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At turns humorous, irreverent, poignant and tender, The Book of Dads brings together twenty well-known and beloved writers on the subject of fatherhood, offering fathers—or anyone who has been or loved a parent—unrivaled insights into the complexity of fatherhood as it's experienced now. It is a literary reader for the contemporary dad, hip and on point, but with an eye toward becoming a classic for readers return to again and again. Contributors include Ben Fountain, Charles Baxter, Jim Shepard, Clyde Edgerton, Neal Pollack, Rick Bragg, Anthony Doerr, Michael Thomas, Davy Rothbart, Richard Bausch, Nick Flynn, Brandon R. Schrand, Rick Bass, Sebastian Matthews, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Steve Almond, David Gessner, Darin Strauss, Brock Clarke, and Sven Birkerts

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Let's get this straight: Michael Lewis is not his father. So who is this father of three? He's still trying to figure that out. And lucky us, we get to go along for the journey.

Like many other middle-aged men, Lewis, who writes about sports and finance, is a little stuck between roles. On one side is the generation of his father, who once told him, "I didn't even talk... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Ben George is editor of the literary journal Ecotone. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best New American Voices, and has appeared in Ninth Letter, Tin House, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and daughter in North Carolina, and teaches at UNC Wilmington.

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lisahassit, July 1, 2009 (view all comments by lisahassit)
While commenting on just the title of this book I want people to be aware that I have not yet purchased this book, but I am very drawn to the title because in my world there are no good fathers. So to bare witness to some or even have a fairy tale of some will be better then my current reality...Intriguing to say the least for me. I shall go and purchase this book today. I have two sons and I hope that this book will help in our journey.
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ISBN:
9780061711558
Author:
George, Ben
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.24x5.68x.80 in. .67 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Fathering
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