Manhood for Amateurs (Free Promotional Excerpt)

  • by Michael Chabon
  • Narrated by Michael Chabon
  • 0 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction. Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and his vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own: as a series of reflections, regrets and re-examinations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. What does it mean to be a man today? As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

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okay book.

this book was an alright book to listen to. I like what it was talking about very interesting.
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- Slim "Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format."

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Enjoyabel. A former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio