Praise for Pops: Pops is not about what we should be teaching our children but the ways in which our children teach us. That, contrary to the edict of his would-be mentor in the opening chapter, they can also provide the writer with a books worth of material is, one imagines, merely a bonus Guardian Chabons book feels like a late-night talk with a friend about how much we love our kids and how hopeful we are that were better dads than we fear Judd Apatow, New York Times Fashion also takes centre stage in the essay Little Man, in which Chabon describes taking his clothes-obsessed 13-year-old son Abe to Mens Fashion Week in Paris. Its both a fascinating take on its subject and brilliantly written, but whats more, the care Chabon takes with his subject that where Abes heart lies, not Chabons own ensures its steeped in parental love without ever being gushing. Read the book for this gem of a piece alone. Its that good Independent Brillaintly written Evening Standard Packs a big emotional punch a brilliantly evocative piece of reportage, funny and engaging Big Issue Praise for Michael Chabon: Chabon is one of contemporary literatures most gifted prose stylists New York Times Poignant, affecting, witty, wrenching, a terrific writer Washington Post Chabon is a language magician, turning everything into something else just for the delight of playing tricks with wordsChabon's ornate prose makes (Raymond) Chandler's fruity observations of the world look quite plainhe writes like a dream Guardian The natural exuberance and extravagance of Chabons writing is matched by dazzling wit Sunday Telegraph His talent is indisputableChabons novels are warm, witty, a little whimsical, always beautifully writtenhe is that rare and precious beast: a literary writer with crossover appeal GQ He is the most wonderful vaudeville performer Philip Hensher, in the Spectator Books of the Year
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prizewinning author of the novels The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemens Union, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue and Moonglow; the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth; and the essay collections Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.