Manhood for Amateurs

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Manhood for Amateurs

Despite his claims to the contrary, Michael Chabon clearly is a great dad. Early on in Manhood for Amateurs he writes that "A father is a man who fails every day". If this collection of autobiographical essays shows one thing, it's that he fails better than most men when it comes to the task of parenting.

In a controversial New York Times "Modern Love" column, Michael Chabon's wife, Ayelet Waldman, confessed that she'd have a harder time losing her husband than one of their children. After reading Chabon's Manhood for Amateurs, you'll understand why.