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Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date May 11, 2010
Pages 305
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061490194
ISBN-10 0061490199
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
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“Chabon has always been a magical prose stylist, adept at combining the sort of social and emotional detail found in Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus stories with the metaphor-rich descriptions of John Updike and John Irving’s inventive sleight of hand. . . . As in his novels, he shifts gears easily between the comic and the melancholy, the whimsical and the serious, demonstrating once again his ability to write about the big subjects of love and memory and regret without falling prey to the Scylla and Charybdis of cynicism and sentimentality.”
— Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“Wondrous, wise and beautiful.”
— David Kamp, New York Times Book Review

The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Werewolves in Their Youth, Wonderboys, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union Michael Chabon “takes [his] brutally observant, unfailingly honest, marvelously human gaze and turns it on his own life” (Time) in the New York Times bestselling memoir Manhood for Amateurs.



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