Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

?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 ofGQ,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 wa ?Magical prose stylist? Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani,New York Times) delivers a collection of ...

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Title:Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
Author:Michael Chabon
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Aug 31, 2018
    In these eight brief essays, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon tells us stories about his teenage children and shares the vulnerability of parenthood: what it feels like to be reduced to a ?minder,? a receding figure of dwindling relevance, looking for the permissibl...
  • Zach
    Jun 13, 2018
    Every book from Chabon is a gift. This one is a collection of short pieces on fatherhood. I'd read most of them before. They're all worth re-reading. ...
  • Aaron
    Jun 18, 2018
    My wife gave me this book for Fathers Day. We?re both Chabon fans and this one doesn?t disappoint, at least not in terms of being well written by Chabon. But, it gets 4 stars for the following reasons: 1) It is all reprinted articles from various magazines, although that, in itself...
  • Elyse
    Jul 13, 2018
    Audiobook....read by Michael Chabon WORKS FOR ME!!!!! I?ve no complaints!!!! I could sit and listen to ?both? Michael and his lovely wife Ayelet Waldman talk about their family, their marriage, their jobs, ....heck and what they ate for breakfast many times over and still l...
  • Julia
    Jun 14, 2018
    This is seven essays on being a parent to his four children and a son to his father. In the first essay he brings his fashion- forward 13 year- old son to Paris Men?s Fashion Week. Where Chabon Sr. finds the whole thing a massive waste of time, his son finds his people there. In ?B...
  • Don Gorman
    Jun 13, 2018
    (3). I m normally not a short story kind of guy and I have had some trouble in the past getting through Chabon's novels, but the review of this book resonated with me so I got it from the library. It came at the right time, right after Tom Wolfe passed away and I was ready to revisit s...
  • Lillian
    Jan 26, 2018
    Reading Chabon is like listening to a symphony. His prose washes over and through me and fills me with happiness. He is such an amazing writer. Much like his previous collection of essays, Manhood For Amateurs, he is deeply serious and reflective about fatherhood. Yet this portrait i...
  • Carol Catinari
    Sep 14, 2018
    I happened upon this book on the new book shelf at the library and ...What a delight! A series of short stories about "fatherhood", each one making me smile, chuckle and touching my heart. I read the book in a day, and this is one that I may re-read. ...
  • Grace
    Mar 31, 2018
    ?After he?s gone into that all too imaginable darkness? soon enough now? I will have found another purpose for the superpower that my father discovered in me, one evening half a century ago, riding the solitary rails of my imagination into our mutual story, into the future we e...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 03, 2018
    A small book of essays chronicling Chabon role as father. The first essay shows Chabon, not yet married, not yet a popular author receiving advice from a noted author. His main nugget of advice, was never to have children as they g away the needed time and concentration to write. Much ...
  • Violet wells
    Jul 26, 2018
    I haven't actually read this. It's an indication of how ridiculously prodigious is Chabon's output that he's written two books about fatherhood. I mistakenly thought I was reading this; in fact I've just finished the other one! ...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    May 20, 2018
    Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon is a very highly recommended collection of seven short essays. It is a sheer pleasure to reads these essays all thematically linked to fatherhood. There are poignant, funny, contemplative, and universal moments in this short collection that ...
  • John
    Aug 23, 2018
    Short book of essays about being a father. Chabon is an excellent writer so he can pull off writing about being a sensitive, engaged parent in short vignettes without being cloying or annoying. ...
  • Scott Foley
    May 30, 2018
    Pops is a very slim collection of nonfiction essays. I particularly enjoy Chabon's nonfiction because he is unafraid. He addresses topics that would scare most authors. Specifically, he has no issues admitting that fatherhood, and manhood for that matter, is a bit of a work in pr...
  • Alex
    Jul 17, 2018
    A lovely collection to read on the week I became a father ...
  • SueKich
    Jun 28, 2018
    Top of the Pops. A slender book of essays on fatherhood by my favourite author. I only wish this had been longer. Warm, witty and wise, each piece has something recognisable to say about parenthood and says it in such a way that will bring a smile to the face or a tear to the eye. A...
  • Brandon Forsyth
    Feb 25, 2018
    Michael Chabon's been one of my favourites for years, but I don't think he was in my top 5 until a couple of years ago when I read his piece "The Old Ball Game" on his website. It's a beautiful piece about baseball and family that always brings a tear to my eye, and firmly established ...
  • Rachel León
    May 20, 2018
    A slim book that has some great essays in it. It's only 127 (tiny) pages though, so it feels pretty incomplete and not like a real book. ...
  • Brett Yanta
    Jun 16, 2018
    There is a distinct excitement I feel, a unique thrill, when there are new Michael Chabon works to read. I love his love of language, the joy and precision with which he crafts sentences, and the care and thought he gives into everything. So much of this work was not only a pleasure to...
  • Matthew Quann
    Jun 06, 2018
    During a time in which the artist-vs-art debate has reached a fever pitch, it is positively delightful to discover that one of my favourite authors happens to be a guy worthy of admiration for both his work and his conduct. Listened to over two hours and change of chores and food prep,...
  • Darwin8u
    May 20, 2018
    "Once they're written, my books, unlike my children, hold no wonder for me; no mystery resides in them." - Michael Chabon, Pops Fundamentally, this seems like a leaner, thinner, Manhood for Amateurs, (Part II: Fatherhood). It was good, and some of the essays were great even. Bu...
  • Jim Brennan
    Jun 04, 2018
    Michael Chabon writes stories about his experiences in fatherhood in the style of a mesmerizing novelist. He describes characters and settings with the perfection of an author who sees what most mortals overlook. The opening story, Little Man, about taking his teenage son to Paris fash...
  • Scott
    May 20, 2018
    This was another impulse grab at the library's new (accent on new - like only five days old!) release shelf which turned out to be quite the unexpected pleasure. I had never read anything by Chabon before - although his The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a 'to-read' and h...
  • Toni
    Aug 23, 2018
    Have you ever read a small book, 8 essays say, and written 2-3 pages on the review? You finally say to yourself, "wtf am I doing, no one wants to read all this!" I read through Michael Chabon's charming book, "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces," in less than a day, so it deserved a concise,...
  • Robert
    May 25, 2018
    There is no question in my mind that Michael Chabon is our nation's finest writer, writing today. He is incapable of writing anything that is banal or half-hearted. This tiny book (only 127 pages) is another example of originality, empathy and self-awareness that astonishes me. It's no...
  • Haydon
    Jul 18, 2018
    Short, poignant, and witty essays on fatherhood and the impact we can have on those closest to us. ...
  • Chuck Sherman
    Jun 27, 2018
    I've read a lot of Chabon, but all fiction, so it was interesting to read some of his non-fiction. Just before his first novel was written, a great writer (unnamed) gave him what the author considered his most important piece of advice to be a good novelist: don't have children. This s...
  • Kathleen
    Aug 25, 2018
    This charming set of short stories focusing on families and fatherhood have been previously published in an assortment of journals?GQ, atlantic.com, and Details. Chabon?s excellent writing and novel insights are delightful. Recommend. ...
  • Keen
    Jun 18, 2018
    3.5 Stars! ?If none of my books turn out to be among that bright remnant because I allowed my children to steal my time, narrow my compass, and curtail my freedom, I?m all right with that. Once they?re written, my books, unlike my children, hold no wonder for me; no mystery ...
  • Lachmi Khemlani
    Jul 15, 2018
    While I was overall somewhat disappointed by Pops -- it seemed to cover too little ground to be a ?full-fledged? book -- there was one sentiment expressed in the book that was so profound that it simply blew my mind away and made the book a must-read. Read my full review at: ht...