Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0393071383
Release: 2010-06-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he 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 isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Home Game

Home Game
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780141046549
Release: 2009-06-04
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here, with his remorseless eye for the truth, the bestselling author of Liar's Poker turns his sights on his own domestic world. The result is a wickedly enjoyable cautionary tale. Lewis reveals his own unique take on fatherhood, dealing with the big issues and challenges of new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves to swear to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from the carnage of clothing and feeding to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked. Home Game is probably the most brazenly honest and entertaining book about parenting ever written.

From Dude to Dad

From Dude to Dad
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Author: Chris Pegula,Frank Meyer
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101635377
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Congrats: You’re going to be a dad! Now what? Dude, relax; you’re going to be fine. But it wouldn’t hurt to get a few pointers—a road map of what lies ahead. That’s what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.

Becoming a Dad

Becoming a Dad
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Author: John C. Carr
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1402756305
Release: 2010
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Guides prospective fathers in parenting from pregnancy to the third year, providing advice for practical and emotional challenges, pinpointing developmental milestones, and detailing the role of a father in a child's life.

What To Expect The 1st Year rev Edition

What To Expect The 1st Year  rev Edition
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Author: Heidi Murkoff
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780857201720
Release: 2010-07-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With over 7 million copies sold worldwide, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is one of the world's bestselling books on infant care - and it has now been updated and revised throughout by Heidi Murkoff. This comprehensive and practical month-by-month guide clearly explains everything parents need to know - or might be worrying about - in the first year with a new baby. The book covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, and sleep strategies that really work. It is filled with the most practical tips (how to give a bath, decode your baby's crying, what to buy for baby, and when to return to work) and the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on vaccines, vitamins, illnesses, SIDS, safety, and more). Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first-aid guide and charts on monthly growth and development, feeding and sleeping habits, this is the only book on infant care to address both the physical and the emotional needs of the whole family. Covering the most up-to-date knowledge, both medical and developmental, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is, above all, down-to-earth and reassuring - and an invaluable aid for all parents of new babies.

Pops

Pops
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Author: Michael Chabon
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780062834638
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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.

Daditude

Daditude
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Author: Chris Erskine
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781945551314
Release: 2017-04-17
Editor: Prospect Park Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Wise, wry, and witty essays on fatherhood from Chris Erskine, the beloved columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. “Charming, well written, concise, and to the point. Perfect for anyone who enjoys stories of fatherhood.” — Library Journal Life is never peaceful in Chris Erskine's house, what with the four kids, 300-pound beagle, chronically leaky roof, and long-suffering wife, Posh. And that's exactly the way he likes it, except when he doesn't. Every week in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune (and now and then in many other papers), Erskine distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of suburban fatherhood. And now, he's gathered the very best of these witty and wise essays—and invited his kids (and maybe even Posh) to annotate them with updated commentary, which they promise won't be too snarky. This handsome book is the perfect gift for the father who would have everything—if he hadn't already given it all to his kids.

Someone Could Get Hurt

Someone Could Get Hurt
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Author: Drew Magary
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781592408764
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Avery

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Deadspin columnist presents a heartfelt account about the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America that shares brutally honest insights into the coping mechanisms employed by today's parents, in a memoir that also shares his positive views on the strengths of American parenting.

Fatherneed

Fatherneed
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Author: Kyle D. Pruett
Pages: 244
ISBN: UOM:39015047708949
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Arguing that the mother/child bond tells only part of the story of a healthy childhood, a renowned child psychiatrist shows that fathers play an important role in a child's physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development.

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0393066215
Release: 1999-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

Coach Lessons on the Game of Life

Coach  Lessons on the Game of Life
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0393066355
Release: 2005-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

The Reluctant Father

The Reluctant Father
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Author: Phillip Toledano
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1905928092
Release: 2013
Editor: Dewi Lewis Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A humourous and touching account of one man's troubled journey down the rocky road of fatherhood.

Maternal Desire

Maternal Desire
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Author: Daphne de Marneffe
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781501198281
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Esteemed psychologist Daphne de Marneffe examines women’s desire to care for children in an updated reissue of her “fascinating analysis that’s a welcome addition to the dialogues about motherhood” (Publishers Weekly). If a century ago it was women’s sexual desires that were unspeakable, today it is the female desire to mother that has become taboo. One hundred years of Freud and feminism have liberated women to acknowledge and explore their sexual selves, as well as their public and personal ambitions. What has remained inhibited is women’s thinking about motherhood. Maternal Desire is the first book to treat women’s desire to mother as a legitimate focus of intellectual inquiry and personal exploration. Shedding new light on old debates, Daphne de Marneffe provides an emotional road map for mothers who work and mothers who are at home. De Marneffe both explores the enjoyment and anxieties of motherhood and offers mothers in all situations valuable ways to think through their self-doubts and connect to their capacity for pleasure. Drawing on a rich tradition of writers, such as Simone de Beauvoir, Adrienne Rich, Carol Gilligan, and Susan Faludi, as well as her experience as a psychologist and mother of three, de Marneffe illuminates how we express our desire to care for children. By treating maternal desire as a central feature of women’s identity—rather than as an inconvenient or slightly embarrassing detail—we can look with fresh insight at controversial issues, such as childcare, fertility, abortion, and the role of fathers. An “absorbing look at the enormous personal pleasure that women derive from mothering….Maternal Desire is a stirring book that celebrates women’s love for their children and mothering while also supporting their interest in careers and other pursuits” (Booklist).

9 Months In 9 Months Out

9 Months In  9 Months Out
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Author: Vanessa LoBue
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780190863395
Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Expertise can explain the science of what's happening to a fetus or a baby throughout development, but all the science in the world can't tell you what it feels like to have a baby: the pang of morning sickness, the pain of labor, the excitement of birth, and the joy that comes from seeing your baby's first smile. 9 Months In, 9Months Out explores what we actually experience in the nine months of pregnancy and the nine months that follow. As a professor of infant and child development, author Vanessa LoBue had certain expectations about how pregnancy and motherhood would go. Experiencing it was a different story. As she learned, the first few months of parenthood are much harder than anyone tells you. Written month-to-month in real time as LoBue proceeded through pregnancy and first-time parenthood, 9 Months In, 9 Months Out integrates science and infant development with the personal journey involved in becoming a parent. LoBue also takes a researcher's lens to issues that are top of mind for new parents: breastfeeding, the sleep training controversy, gender development, the science (or lack thereof) behind the link between vaccinations and autism, and the debate over screen time.

Expecting Money

Expecting Money
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Author: Erica Sandberg
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781631681332
Release: 2017-11-03
Editor: Graymalkin Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No matter how much you earn, own, or owe, you can create a secure financial future for your family. In her engaging, down-to-earth style, nationally known credit and money management expert Erica Sandberg provides no-nonsense strategies on how to overcome the challenges every parent faces, from raising a family on a reduced income, to the practicalities of debt repayment, to managing expenses over the course of a child’s life. Indispensable and easy-to-use, Expecting Money offers you the tools to: Maximize employer benefits—during pregnancy and after the baby is born; Manage the cost of new baby expenses; Conquer financial challenges, whether you’re a one- or two-income family; Shop smart and use credit to your family’s advantage; Plan for the future— including childcare and education costs from pre-school to college. Erica’s heartfelt wit and wisdom will encourage and empower you to develop an effective financial budget—your family’s roadmap for true and lasting security.

The Expectant Father

The Expectant Father
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Author: Armin A. Brott
Pages: 492
ISBN: 9781459609440
Release: 2011-01-22
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This indespensible book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partners pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund, this volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from the reasons for premature birth to nutritional supplements. The finances section has been updated; advice for expectant adoptive fathers has been added throughout; information for fathers expecting twins and other multiples is included; and the resources section and bibliography have been considerably expanded. Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that will make even the most anxious father chuckle, this book is the essential reference for all expectant couples.

Making Babies

Making Babies
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Author: David Bainbridge
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0674006534
Release: 2001
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A reproductive biologist explains the forty weeks of a human pregnancy, placing the biology of motherhood in an evolutionary, sociological, and historical context for the layperson.

Tales from the Dad Side

Tales from the Dad Side
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Author: Steve Doocy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780061982002
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What you're holding in your hands is a very funny and sometimes poignant look at fathers. It's filled with stories of what it's been like as a dad and a son, from a child's first day of kindergarten to the awkward sex talk, right up to the day the always practical dad tries to pay for college with bonus miles. While bookstores are filled with tales of mothers, their children, and families, there are so few from the dad's side. Now, as a public service, I'm doing my part to right this wrong.

The Story of Baseball

The Story of Baseball
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Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1547800011
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Sports Illustrated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York Times Bestseller Through 100 Evocative, often stunning photographs, as well as the stories that accompany them, Sports Illustrated visits the great arc of baseball, America’s past time. From the dawn of the professional era, through the days of Babe Ruth, the westward expansion and the thrilling championships of today, baseball’s rich and remarkable history is here. Inspiring events such as Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, Lou Gehrig’s Luckiest Man speech and one-handed pitcher Jim Abbott’s 1993 no-hitter live in a continuum with stirring photos of the game’s most beloved and largest personalities such as Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Cal Ripken Jr., Bryce Harper and many more. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s unmatched storytelling is in high form in a book that renders exquisite anecdotes, and explores baseball’s cultural heritage and uniquely American character, all in unforgettable style.

Dude You re Gonna Be a Dad

Dude  You re Gonna Be a Dad
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Author: John Pfeiffer
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781440509629
Release: 2011-03-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.