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

  • 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...
  • Nathan
    Jul 03, 2018
    This terse collections of essays (most of which were separately published in various publications) reflect Chabon?s gift of thoughtful, reflective writing. No question there. My feeling (and I grant you that, perhaps, it?s a pessimistic and untrue feeling, but one that I harbor ...
  • Patty
    Jun 14, 2018
    I had to read Pops after hearing an interview that went deeper into these short essays about Michael Chabon's father, whom he loved and admired, and his desire to be not just be a father but an attentive father. A father that can surround his children with love and understanding. htt...
  • jeremy
    Apr 01, 2018
    i'd happily read anything from the pen of michael chabon (how has he not yet written a non-fiction book about baseball?!), though his new collection of essays, pops: fatherhood in pieces, is too slight an outing to be wholly satisfying. containing seven short pieces, all but one of whi...
  • 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...
  • Craig
    Jun 07, 2018
    4.5 Stars ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • John Lamb
    May 28, 2018
    Wish it was longer. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maurice Tougas
    Jun 21, 2018
    Michael Chabon is, as far as I know, some kind of ultra-acclaimed writer of fiction. I know he's famous enough to have been a guest voice on The Simpsons, but that's about the extent of my knowledge about Chabon. According the the blurbs on the back of his new book, Pops, Chabon, a Pul...
  • Matt Graupman
    Jun 13, 2018
    It seems appropriate, with Father?s Day just a few days away, that I would spot this slim collection of essays on the library shelf. Just last week I heard Michael Chabon being interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR?s ?Fresh Air? about ?Pops? and - voila! - now I?ve finished i...
  • Danny Daley
    Jun 28, 2018
    I make it a point to read on fatherhood, but I never read the pop-psychology stuff. I prefer fatherhood memoirs, especially by gifted prose stylists, because these books are more descriptive and insightful rather than the presumptuous prescriptions one might find in the "how to" father...
  • 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...
  • Zachary Houle
    Jan 14, 2018
    I once heard a remark, presumably attributed to Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, that you can do two out of three things in life: be a writer, have a job that supports your writing until you ?make it,? and have children. You can be a writer and have a job, but cannot have children ...
  • 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 ...
  • Vel Veeter
    Jun 29, 2018
    In this short series of essays about fatherhood, Michael Chabon continues his stately dominance as the world?s greatest liberal dad. It?s an interesting position, because, even though I am kind of making fun, he does have a really earnestness about him and his writing on fatherhood...