In which I read a book and then tell you a bit about it.
April 24, 2010
Manhood for Amateurs, by Michael Chabon
Finally, a book I don't hate! Seems like it's been a while. This was a copy we got autographed at the signing in New York in October, a fact I was inordinately proud of. It's a series of thoughtful essays on what it means to be a man and have a family. Also, to like comics. It's very warm and loving and intimate; we learn about such family secrets as when his wife almost committed suicide. Yet it's not down or sappy in the least. It's lovely and it made me happy when I read it.