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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

by Michael Chabon
Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

by Michael Chabon



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“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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062834638
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.


Berkeley, California

Date of Birth:

May 24, 1963

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.


B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., University of California at Irvine

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Opposite of Writing 1

Little Man 15

Adventures in Euphemism 45

The Bubble People 53

Against Dickitude 63

The Old Ball Game 77

Be Cool or Be Cast Out 93

Pops 107

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