Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kid Kronikles

Like someone trying to ward off evil by not saying too much good, Michael Lewis tells tales of fatherhood in his new book, Home Game. The book is built for father's day and themed along the lines of his sportswriting background. The work itself is an outgrowth of articles he wrote for Slate — most recently he spoke of how his fathering is finished.

The book is styled as a curmudgeonly appreciation of how he has embraced the youthful invaders into his life. What may not come across to many is how the lite belies the love he really does seem to have for his daughters and son.

The question now is whether everyone takes his talk of his kids at the surface level of his prose or is ready to consider the context of the doting papa. His kids will probably be fine either way.

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