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Manhood for Amateurs

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Michael Chabon talks about what it means to be a man today. His collection of essays, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, is Chabon’s first long work of personal writing, and in it he offers reflections, regrets and reexaminations of his life.

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Michael Chabon
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Comments [5]

Yvette from New York

I retract my earlier question...from the title I thought this would be wittier....

Oct. 08 2009 01:19 PM
Jennifer from NYC

The first betrayal.... that made me sad. We did it because my husband is circumcised and we thought it would be weird for our boy if he didn't look like his dad.

Oct. 08 2009 01:17 PM
Marsha from Queens

Of course it's generational and situational. When I see men doing what the author talks about - paying attention,touching,holding their children - I want to cry. I do see his point about women get little praise.

Oct. 08 2009 01:13 PM
pete from brooklyn

You are a "good" husband for writing this book.

Oct. 08 2009 01:13 PM
Yvette from New York

If Mr. Chabon could be a woman for a day, who would he choose to be?!

Oct. 08 2009 11:51 AM

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