Someone Could Get Hurt

A Memoir of 21st-Century Parenthood
Author(s): Drew Magary
Original Publish Date: May 16, 2013
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Product Number: Z100090267
Released: Feb 28, 2015
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ISBN: #9781101928233
Narrator/s: Drew Magary
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A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America No one writes about family quite like Drew Magary. The GQ correspondent and Deadspin columnist's stories about trying to raise a family have attracted millions of readers online. And now he's finally bringing that unique voice to a memoir. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America. In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It's a celebration of all the surprises—joyful and otherwise—that come with being part of a real family. In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It's the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness is a selfish world.

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Author(s): Drew Magary
Narrator(s): Drew Magary
Product Number C02517
Released: Aug 06, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470381073
Author(s): Drew Magary
Product Number EB00393465
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9781101621806

Professional reviews

"The GQ correspondent, blogger, and author of MEN WITH BALLS narrates this hipster-father memoir at such a fast clip that it sounds forcedÑnot like anybodyÕs natural speech. His words and phrases are understandable and his voice resonant, but his pacing, along with his nonstop efforts to sound dramatic or funny, makes the authorÕs venting and observations sound adolescent. To be fair, this is humor and storytelling that is probably aimed at young fathers still adjusting to adulthood; itÕs riddled with ribald language and impatience with almost everything. For other listeners, Magery eventually serves up enough insights on family life to make this memoir redemptive, if not always pleasant to hear. T.W. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"