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
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. Download and start listening now!