Book Reviews of The Best a Man Can Get : A Novel of Fatherhood and its Discontents

The Best a Man Can Get : A Novel of Fatherhood and its Discontents
The Best a Man Can Get A Novel of Fatherhood and its Discontents
Author: John O'Farrell
ISBN-13: 9780767907132
ISBN-10: 0767907132
Publication Date: 6/12/2001
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a funny, funny book written especially for the slighly reluctant father. Very comic. The character is truly hilarious. He leads a double life. He could be . . . YOU, or maybe . . . your next door neighbor!

Michael is living a double life. He escapes from the exhausting misery of babies by telling his wife he has to pull an all-nighter at work or travel away on business. And while she is valiantly coping on her own, he is just a few miles away on his male paradise, doing all the stupid, pointless, gloriously enjoyable stuff that most men with small children can only dream about. He thinks he can lead this double life indefinitely, until the ineveitable slip exposes him and threatens to blow his marriage to kingdom come.

This novel is an exploration and peek into the soul of the contemporary male, divided between the pull of family and the dream of escape. Truly, you will laugh and receive shocks of recognition.
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A very funny read about a man who wants to "have his cake and eat it too"!