Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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Home Game The bestselling author of "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side" offers a perfectly frank and mercilessly funny account of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children.

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It's an engaging journal that selectively details how Dad grew up as well....Brief, clever and frank--a good gift for Father's Day.

Lewis writes memorable, insightful, yet simple and brisk sentences as easily as the rest of us breathe.--Marc Tracy

Lewis is an insouciant raconteur who can spin out even standard dad stories (about, say, sending a kid to school dressed outlandishly) without making them sound stale.--Ann Hulbert

His reflections capture both the unease and the excitement that fatherhood brings.

Unabashedly frank, hilarious and sweetly sentimental....a somewhat daring and in many ways groundbreaking book about what it's like to be a father in modern America....intensely honest.--Amy Scribner

He captures serious issues with a warmth that shows he's a pretty good dad after all.--Kyle Smith "People Pick "

Lewis's style is funny, frank, and engaging, and he gets a lot of comic mileage telling tales at his own expense....it's refreshing to hear a dad describe so vividly the uglier aspects of the job.--Christopher Noxon

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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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