Here, with his remorseless eye for the truth, the bestselling author of Liar's Poker turns his sights on his own domestic world. The result is a wickedly enjoyable cautionary tale.
Lewis reveals his own unique take on fatherhood, dealing with the big issues and challenges of new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves to swear to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from the carnage of clothing and feeding to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked.
Home Game is probably the most brazenly honest and entertaining book about parenting ever written.
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Serial dinner party articles stuffed into a “book”
If you’re looking for the same edge, wit and scintillating detail in The Big Short, Moneyball or Liar’s Poker, move on. This book is built off the back of a few series of regular articles in Slate, and it shows in its lack of depth and missing connection between disjointed anecdotes. Was looking for a bit more nuance to the excruciating highs & lows of being a father and maybe a bit of reflection on what it took to raise is kids from Womb to nappies to teenagers from the perspective of a creative, free thinker. A lot of tropes on display, including his macho views on life, kids and women; including his MTV presenter wife. I’m sure some of these stories kill at his dinner parties - they just don’t necessarily gel together to make a cohesive, interesting narrative or set of observations. Don’t spend your money on this book. Go and search out his other books on topics that he seems far more interested in taking a deep dive into.