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Michael Lewis on Home Game

by Michael Lewis


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Michael Lewis visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood." This event took place on June 10, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Fatherhood for dummies—a perfectly frank and mercilessly funny account. When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didnt feel, and to do things that he couldnt 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 isnt that Lewis is so unusual. Its that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball and The Blind Side, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children, Quinn, Dixie, and Walker.

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