Pops: Fatherhood In Pieces by Michael ChabonPops: Fatherhood In Pieces by Michael Chabon

Pops: Fatherhood In Pieces

byMichael Chabon

Hardcover | May 15, 2018

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“Magical prose stylist” Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise—on the meaning of fatherhood.

For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at “thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties,” sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time. Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son’s passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation.

With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can.

Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1963. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in English writing at the University of California at Irvine in 1987. Chabon found success at the age of 24, when William Morrow publishing house offered him $1...
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Title:Pops: Fatherhood In PiecesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.61 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062834622

ISBN - 13:9780062834621

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool Seems like a great book in another chapter of a person's life.
Date published: 2018-06-18

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