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Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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When best-selling author Lewis (The Blind Side) became a father, he discovered a huge disparity between what he was really feeling and what he was expected to feel. This honest, moving, and often humorous memoir records the aftermath of the birth of each of his three children and gives an eye-opening account of how one couple decided to split parenting duties in the modern age. Delightful and unexpected, Lewis's experiences should reassure other fathers they are not alone in navigating 21st-century gender roles. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/09.]-Elizabeth Brinkley, Granite Falls, WA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

After the birth of his first child, bestselling writer Lewis (Moneyball) felt he was a stranger in a strange land, puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, he often felt indifferent. Lewis attempts to capture the triumphs, failures, humor, frustration and exhilaration of being a new father during the first year of each of his three children's lives. In one especially hilarious moment, Lewis is in a hotel pool in Bermuda distantly observing his children. When some older boys start teasing his oldest daughter, the youngest daughter, three years old at the time, lets fly a string of profanities at the top of her lungs. The boys retreat and then regroup for a second attack; when they return, she lets fly another string and tells them that she has peed in the pool, causing the boys to go away. All the while, Lewis watches from afar, too embarrassed to claim this youngster as his own but also proud that she has handled herself so smartly. Although Lewis is correct that his fatherhood moments might be more interesting to him than to anyone else, his reflections capture both the unease and the excitement that fatherhood brings. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Brief, clever and frank-a good gift for Father's Day." -- Kirkus Reviews "Funny, frank, and engaging. It's refreshing to hear a dad describe so vividly the uglier aspects of the job." -- Los Angeles Times "His failings amuse ... and he captures serious moments with a warmth that shows he's a pretty good dad after all." -- People

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