Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

By Michael Chabon
Read by Michael Chabon

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538549353

  • ISBN: 9781538549346

  • ISBN: 9781538549360

Runtime: 2.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

“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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] literary ode to parenting.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Chabon expertly weaves together past and present events, infusing them with humor, pop culture, and profound observations.” (Booklist, starred review)
“Chabon takes a breezy approach in these meditations on fatherhood…Even when he’s driving at cruising speed, Chabon takes his readers for an enjoyable ride.” Kirkus Reviews
“A deeply affecting collection of essays that scrutinize and celebrate the complexities of relationships between fathers and their children. Selections range from the quietly heartbreaking, as when Chabon describes the inadvertent hurt a father can impart on a child, to the hilarious…Avoiding an overly sentimental tone or rose-colored perspective, Chabon doesn’t shy away from reflecting on parental failures as well as successes…Packs an outsized emotional punch.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, collections of short stories and essays, and a young-adult novel. Titles include Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically acclaimed film; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize; and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, among others.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 2.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English