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Fatherhood: A Guide

Monday, June 01, 2009

Michael Lewis has three children. When each was born he found that he was expected to feel things he didn’t feel and do things he couldn’t see the point of doing. In Home Game: An Accidential Guide to Fatherhood he humorously chronicles his reckoning with becoming a parent.

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Comments [4]

Kate H from Westchester

I was amused by the vasectomy discussion - when I worked at Planned Parenthood in another state, we had a vasectomy clinic on Friday evenings. Not only did we have a significant no show rate, we often had wives call to check in on their husbands, only to find out that they hadn't come for their appointment!

What bar these guys all holed themselves up in, we'll never know...

Jun. 01 2009 01:31 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Lewis is forgetting -- as most do -- that fathers and husbands typically do other things around the home, the repairs, taking care of the cars, the property, etc. Also, many may do the bulk of the home finances.

If this is less true today (no ifs about it, but some husbands and fathers STILL do this stuff), it was certainly more true in recent past generations.

I did it, but when discussing the division of labor in the home, this stuff is almost NEVER mentioned.

Jun. 01 2009 01:22 PM
Jennifer from NYC

MOTHER'S FEEL THAT WAY AT THE BEGINNING TOO - THEN WE FALL IN LOVE

Jun. 01 2009 01:13 PM
Josh Levine

Couldn't wait for a father's day to receive Home Game as a prompted gift -- picked it up for myself and am enjoying it! Hope Mr. Lewis sells enough books to buy that fancy place in France, just for spite!

Jun. 01 2009 01:02 PM

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