Monday, 21 February 2011

Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

This memoir by one of my favourite fiction writers is about being a son, father & husband. It is filled with beautiful, humorous and touching anecdotes from Michael Chabon's life. Many of the stories revel in Chabon's 'geekiness' and discuss comics and Dr Who and in particular how he shares these passions with his children. I found the chapters where he discussed his wife and his love for her particularly touching, whereas other chapters (such as his explanations about why men don't carry handbags) hilarious.

Reading this book was an absolute pleasure as Chambon seems such an interesting, likable person. It was great to spend time in his company and discover more about the writer of some of my favourite books.


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