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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis

I don't like parenting books, especially the ones that are written that take themselves too seriously. Don't take me wrong. When I knew I'd become a parent, I panicked and became the prey of so many parenting books. However, what I found out was so often they contradict each other. It was confusing!

That's why what I am recommending today isn't a parenting book. It's more of a how-my-life-was-turned-totally-upside-down-by-my-children kind of book, with a lot of humor! You would be laughing all the time, but also come away with a better understanding of aspects of children and parenthood.
Home Game: an Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game isn't a typical Michael Lewis book. It is deeply personal and uncontainably funny. I discovered it long before I became a parent. In the hormonal days of early parenthood, when I was ridden with both unparalleled ecstasy and deepest fear of loss and couldn't sleep at night, I'd put on my headphones and listen to the audio version of this book and it put me to sleep unfailingly, which is a great compliment by the way in this context! It relaxes me.

And there was this little incident that made reading this book even more awesome. In a company wide meeting, our CEO, like usual, started his speech by some humor. He slowly eased in and it turned out his daughter and Lewis' went to the same school and played volleyball together. And that he was going to share a story he had heard from Lewis. And guess what? It was one of the stories in the book! It was one of those feel-good moment where you caught someone telling an old joke that everybody had already heard.

Highly recommend Home Game: an Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.


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