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The Way Home: Scenes from a Season, Lessons from a Lifetime

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When Henry Dunow signs up to coach his son Max's Little League team on Manhattan's Upper West Side, he finds himself thinking of his own childhood and about his father, Moishe, and what had been missing from their relationship. Moishe, a Yiddish writer who had recently fled Hitler's Europe, was not a typical postwar dad. Though a tender and loving father, he considered recreation like playing catch with his sonnarishkeit, "foolishness." Such rites of an all-American boyhood as Little League and the world of sports were utterly foreign in Henry's cloistered family. Determined to be a different kind of parent to his first grader, Dunow bumbles through a self-test of fatherhood on the scruffy fields of New York's Riverside Park, playing coach, cheerleader, father, and friend to a ragtag bunch of seven-year-olds, many of whom are discovering baseball for the first time. His Galaxies are a varied lot-from one dreamy little boy who never stops talking to himself in the outfield, and another who has recently suffered a tragic loss and is angry at the world, to one who needs to be pointed in the direction of first base every time he's lucky enough to hit the ball. The Way Homeis the affecting and ironic story of Dunow's journey of discovery as he watches his relationship with Max evolve over the course of a Little League season. With the warmth and humor of a natural storyteller, Dunow recounts the antics of the Galaxies and shares keen observations about parenthood, Jewishness, urban life, and the culture of competition among men and boys. Along the way, he explores the difficult separation from his father and the choices he made in life that Moishe did not understand. He finds that what most renews the feeling of connection with his father-even long after he is gone-is the experience of becoming a father himself. The Way Homeis a touching story of a man trying to understand what it means to be a father even as he is still coming to terms with what it meant to be a son. It will speak to anyone striving to savor what is most precious and fleeting in family life.

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When Henry Dunow signs up to coach his son Max’s Little League team on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he finds himself looking back on his own childhood and his father, Moishe, a Yiddish writer and refugee from Hitler’s Europe, who had considered recreation like playing catch with his son narishkeit, “foolishness.” Determined to be a different kind of parent to his first grader, Dunow bumbles through a self-test of fatherhood on the scruffy fields of New York’s Riverside Park, playing coach, cheerleader, father, and friend to a ragtag bunch of seven-year-olds, many of whom are discovering baseball for the first time. The Way Home is the affecting and ironic story of Dunow’s journey of discovery as he watches his relationship with Max evolve over the course of a Little League season, and comes to understand what being a father to his son can teach him about the man who was his own father.

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Synopsis:

A forty-something dad's misadventures as coach of his son's New York City Little League team leads him to a greater understanding of his own 1950s father, as one father-son relationship sheds light on the other.

About the Author

Henry Dunow is a literary agent who lives in New York with his wife, Wendy, and their twins, Max and Madeleine.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767909532
Subtitle:
Scenes from a Season, Lessons from a Lifetime
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Dunow, Henry
Author:
Henry Dunow
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Little League baseball
Subject:
Family & Relationships-Family Relationships
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Family Relationships
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Little league baseball
Subject:
Baseball coaches
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Product details 256 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767909532 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When Henry Dunow signs up to coach his son Max’s Little League team on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he finds himself looking back on his own childhood and his father, Moishe, a Yiddish writer and refugee from Hitler’s Europe, who had considered recreation like playing catch with his son narishkeit, “foolishness.” Determined to be a different kind of parent to his first grader, Dunow bumbles through a self-test of fatherhood on the scruffy fields of New York’s Riverside Park, playing coach, cheerleader, father, and friend to a ragtag bunch of seven-year-olds, many of whom are discovering baseball for the first time. The Way Home is the affecting and ironic story of Dunow’s journey of discovery as he watches his relationship with Max evolve over the course of a Little League season, and comes to understand what being a father to his son can teach him about the man who was his own father.

From the eBook edition.

"Synopsis" by , A forty-something dad's misadventures as coach of his son's New York City Little League team leads him to a greater understanding of his own 1950s father, as one father-son relationship sheds light on the other.
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