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Author Chabon, Michael.

Title Manhood for amateurs : [the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son] / Michael Chabon.

Publication Info. New York : HarperAudio, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction Audiobook  CD 814.54 CHABON    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  CD B CHABON, M.    Check Shelf
Edition Unabridged.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 080000
Note Subtitle from container.
System Details Compact disc.
Note In container (17 cm.)
Performer Read by the author.
Summary An entertaining omnibus of opinionated essays previously published mostly in Details magazine spotlights novelist Chabon's (The Yiddish Policemen's Union) model of being an attentive, honest father and a fairly observant Jew. Living in Berkeley, Calif., raising four children with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, who has also just published a collection of parenting stories (Bad Mother), Chabon, at 45, revisits his own years growing up in the 1970s with a mixture of rue and relief. A child of the suburbs of Maryland and elsewhere, where children could still play in what he calls in one essay the Wilderness of Childhood, he enjoyed a freedom now lost to kids, endured the divorce of his parents, smoked a lot of pot, suffered a short early marriage and finally found his life's partner, who takes risks where he won't. The essays are tidily arranged around themes of manly affection (his first father-in-law, his younger brother); styles of manhood, such as faking at being a handyman; and patterns of early enchantment, such as his delight in comic books, sci-fi and stargazing. Candid, warm and humorous, Chabon's essays display his habitual attention to craft--Publisher's Weekly.
Note GMD: sound recording.
Subject Chabon, Michael -- Marriage.
Chabon, Michael -- Family.
Men -- United States -- Biography.
Husbands -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers -- United States -- Biography.
Sons -- United States -- Biography.
Marriage -- United States.
Fatherhood -- United States.
Masculinity -- United States.
Authors, American -- Biography.
ISBN 9780061842375 container
0061842370 container
Standard No. 9780061842375 53499
Music No. UACD 5832(7) HarperAudio
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