Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood is an interesting book primarily because it’s the male counterpart of being a parent, and we get to look at what goes on in a man’s mind when he becomes a father for the first time, and the second, and the third. It’s a funny and endearing new work by New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis.
Michael Lewis can be described as typical; freaking out at the thought of being a father, yet at the same time expecting to feel wonderfully different because of his baby. What’s hilarious about Home Game is that it all started as Michael Lewis’ recounts about how he became a dad to his three children right after their birth. It’s amazing to look at what goes on in a man’s mind when he goes crazy about fatherhood and what he tries to do to stay sane above all.
People usually hear and read about motherhood and how it’s a very personal, special, and unique relationship, but reading about fatherhood, and a father’s very personal, often funny recounts about his experiences is very refreshing. Finally we get to see that men are not that composed as we thought, and underneath their calm and collected composition, they’re also a wreck sometimes.
But what I love the most about Home Game is that Michael Lewis tells it all. He’s not embarrassed, doesn’t feel intruded by his very recollections, and his wife is okay with everything he wrote. For what it’s worth, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis is really worth your time, and worth your laughs. It’s fun, refreshing, and most importantly, it’s true.