Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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A story of raging egos, brutal power struggles and fraught decision making. From the bestselling author of Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis' Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood is probably the most brazenly honest and wickedly funny book about parenting ever written. Michael Lewis thought he'd seen it all. He'd worked in the city. He knew how to deal with the worst excesses of human behaviour. He had cojones. Right? Wrong. He was about to become a father...If you remembered what new parenthood was actually like you wouldn't go around lying to people about how wonderful it is, and you certainly wouldn't ever do it twice'. Here Lewis reveals his own unique take on new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves swearing to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from toilet-training to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked. 'I know for a fact that my children are insane. Or, at any rate, I know that if an adult behaved as my children do, he would be institutionalized. Is it possible that they are contagious?'"Lewis is the finest storyteller of our generation". (Malcolm Gladwell). Much effort, none of it mine, has gone into preparing for this moment...Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestseller, Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, columnist for Bloomberg and Slate.

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'[Praise for Liar's Poker] As traders would say, this book is a buy' Financial Times '[Praise for Liar's Poker] Wickedly funny' Daily Express '[Praise for Liar's Poker] Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay' Sunday Times '[Praise for Liar's Poker] An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling' Punch

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'If you remembered what new parenthood was actually like you wouldn't go around lying to people about how wonderful it is, and you certainly wouldn't ever do it twice.'

Michael Lewis thought he'd seen it all. He'd worked in the city. He knew how to deal with the worst excesses of human behaviour. He had cojones. Right?

Wrong. He was about to become a father ...

'I know for a fact that my children are insane. Or, at any rate, I know that if an adult behaved as my children do, he would be institutionalized. Is it possible that they are contagious?'

Here Lewis reveals his own unique take on new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves to swear to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from toilet training to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked (although to something more expensive than a Class A drug habit).

'Small children are ungrateful; to do one a favour is, from a business point of view, about as shrewd as making a subprime mortgage loan.'

Home Game is probably the most brazenly honest and wickedly funny book about parenting ever written.

'Much effort, none of it mine, has gone into preparing for this moment...'

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