Fatherhood for dummies-a perfectly frank and mercilessly funny
When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to
feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't
see the point of doing. At first this made him feel guilty, until
he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one
thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of
things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up.
Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened
immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This
book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the
funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life
ever recorded from the point of view of the man inside. The
remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual.
It's that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has
allowed him to publish it.