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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Drew Magary Narrator: Drew Magary Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781101619766
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No one writes about family quite like Drew Magary. The GQ correspondent and Deadspin columnist’s stories about trying to raise a family have attracted millions of readers online. And now he’s finally bringing that unique voice to a memoir. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America.

In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It’s a celebration of all the surprises, joyful and otherwise, that come with being part of a real family.

In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It’s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness is a selfish world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you know how to read you should definitely read Magary’s book. Whether you don’t have children, have children, or you’ve recently stolen a few, you will love this.”

    Joel McHale

  • “Laugh-out-loud funny…An outspoken dad’s brassy, wise and painfully honest view from the top of the family tree.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “There are a lot of memoirs that are filled with sweet, syrupy, stories and annoying life lessons. This is not one of them. It’s an honest and hilarious portrayal of how aggravating it can be to raise a family. Even my dad would read this, and he generally thinks the name Drew is reserved for inbreds.”

    Justin Halpern, New York Times bestselling author of Sh*t My Dad Says

  • “Drew Magary’s book shows better than anything else I’ve read—with humor and sadness and fear and style—what it’s like to be a parent. He reveals the honest terror of it. But the beauty too, and the dragginess, and joy, and all the rest.  If you’re a parent, read it. If you want to be a parent—or know someone who does, or already is—read it. So, yeah. Just read it.”

    Darin Strauss, NBCC award-winning author of Chang & Eng and Half a Life

  • A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Humor
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About the Author

Drew Magary is an American columnist, interviewer, and author. A regular contributor for GQ magazine, he has also written for Deadspin, NBC, and Maxim and been published in Rolling Stone, New York, ESPN, Playboy, Atlantic, and Penthouse, among others. His novel The Postmortal was nominated for a Philip K. Dick Award in 2011, and The End Specialist was nominated for an Arthur C. Clarke Award.