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Manhood for Amateurs

(2009)
The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
A non fiction book by

 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author - "an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) - offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction.

A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and his vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own lives: as a series of reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.

What does it mean to be a man today? Chabon invokes and interprets and struggles to reinvent for us, with characteristic warmth and lyric wit, the personal and family history that haunts him even as - simply because - it goes on being written every day. As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as the father of four young Americans, Chabon presents his memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, as a theme played - on different instruments, with a fresh tempo and in a new key - by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor.

At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-715040-7 / 978-0-00-715040-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-149018-0 / 978-0-06-149018-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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January 2009 : Canada Hardback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-55468-205-3 / 978-1-55468-205-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-715041-5 / 978-0-00-715041-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: Manhood For Amateurs: The Pleasures And Regrets Of A Husband, Fat
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-55468-206-1 / 978-1-55468-206-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son (P.S.)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-149019-9 / 978-0-06-149019-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-725787-2 / 978-0-00-725787-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-188546-0 / 978-0-06-188546-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

October 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Manhood for Amateurs CD: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-184237-0 / 978-0-06-184237-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Manhood for Amateurs
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperPress
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January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son (P.S.)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Harper
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