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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,667 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first, this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up.

Michael decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. The book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual. It's that he is so typical. It's a wonder that his wife has allowed him to publish it. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judah | 2/9/2014

    " Well written, funny and appropriate for new dad (and moms too). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caro Raciti | 2/7/2014

    " Every parent can relate to this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katrina | 1/31/2014

    " Funny, honest, glib, self-centered (although this is acknowledged) account of fatherhood. I found myself laughing out loud at some of his stories. Lewis broke the book into three sections - one for each of his three children - but I found that most of his stories focus on his first-born. I cannot tell whether this is due to how he and his wife split the "division of labor" or because much of the lives of your successive children are intermingled with that of your first born. His wife and the mother of his children is not always depicted in the best of lights, but I guess that how he interpreted her behavior and I can see how she may have viewed things differently at the time. This actually sparked a conversation with my husband about how we interact as parents and how we cope with various situations as a mother and a father when we are both completely overwhelmed and feel that the other is not holding up their end of the bargain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brooke | 1/26/2014

    " This was a real treat! Lewis wrote Moneyball among other things and has quite a gift for witty, humorous, moving, insightful writing. I found myself laughing out loud at times and reading passages to Will - it's a great gift for a dad. I wish I had marked a quote to reference here to sell you on his writing, but trust me, it was a delight. "

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