Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

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"Chabon has always been a magical prose stylist, adept at combining the sort of social and emotional detail found in Philip Roth's Goodbye, Columbus stories with the metaphor-rich descriptions of John Updike and John Irving's inventive sleight of hand. . . . As in his novels, he shifts gears easily between the comic and the melancholy, the whimsical and the serious, demonstrating once again his ability to write about the big subjects of love and memory and regret without falling prey to the Scylla and Charybdis of cynicism and sentimentality."
-- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Wondrous, wise and beautiful."
-- David Kamp, New York Times Book Review

The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Werewolves in Their Youth, Wonderboys, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon "takes [his] brutally observant, unfailingly honest, marvelously human gaze and turns it on his own life" (Time) in the New York Times bestselling memoir Manhood for Amateurs.

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Paperback. Pub Date: October 2009 Pages: 352 the Publisher: HarperLuxe Ashy manifesto an impractical handbook. the true story of the fabulist an (entire life in parts and pieces. Manbood for Amateursis the first sustained work of personal withwriting from Michael Chabon . In these insightful. provocative. slyly interlinked essays. one of our most illiant 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. In the process. he illuminates what it means to be a man today. At once dazzling. hilarious. and moving. Manhood for Amateurs ...

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"Wry and heartfelt, Chabon's riffs uncover brand-new insights in even the most quotidian subjects. . . . He applies an unusual level of wit and candor to the form."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Chabon brings his prodigiously entertaining verbal intelligence to a very personal investigation of what it means to be a father, a son, and a husband."--Lev Grossman, Time (Top 10 Nonfiction Books Citation)

"Hilarious, moving, pleasurable, disturbing, transcendent, restless. . . . And seemingly by accident, Chabon ultimately does create a composite image of ideal manhood, one that is modest, responsible, bemused, empathic, and thoughtful."--Jeremy Adam Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

"Chabon takes a big, fat swing at the essay form with his second collection and achieves success. . . . These warm and thoughtful essays underscore just how good a wordsmith Chabon is-regardless of the form he chooses."--Jerry Eberle, Booklist

"Both lyrical and side-splittingly funny. . . . Readers seeking the intelligence of Updike; the gentle, brainy appeal of Sedaris; or the literary virtuosity of Nabokov will thoroughly enjoy."--Douglas C. Lord, Library Journal

Hilarious, moving, pleasurable, disturbing, transcendent, restless. . . . And seemingly by accident, Chabon ultimately does create a composite image of ideal manhood, one that is modest, responsible, bemused, empathic, and thoughtful. --Jeremy Adam Smith, San Francisco Chronicle"

Chabon brings his prodigiously entertaining verbal intelligence to a very personal investigation of what it means to be a father, a son, and a husband. --Lev Grossman, Time (Top 10 Nonfiction Books Citation)"

Wry and heartfelt, Chabon s riffs uncover brand-new insights in even the most quotidian subjects. . . . He applies an unusual level of wit and candor to the form. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Both lyrical and side-splittingly funny. . . . Readers seeking the intelligence of Updike; the gentle, brainy appeal of Sedaris; or the literary virtuosity of Nabokov will thoroughly enjoy. --Douglas C. Lord, Library Journal"

Chabon takes a big, fat swing at the essay form with his second collection and achieves success. . . . These warm and thoughtful essays underscore just how good a wordsmith Chabon is-regardless of the form he chooses. --Jerry Eberle, Booklist"

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