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When I first held you

22 critically acclaimed writers talk about the triumphs, challenges, and transformative experience of fatherhood

Berkley trade paperback ed.

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About the Edition

Becoming a father can be one of the most profoundly terrifying, exhilarating, life-changing occasions in a man's life. Now 22 of today's masterful writers get straight to the heart of modern fatherhood in this incomparable collection of thought-provoking essays. From making that ultimate decision to have a kid to making it through the birth to tangling with a toddler mid-tantrum, and eventually letting a teen loose in the world, these fathers explore every facet of fatherhood and show how being a father changed the way they saw the world--and themselves.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Darin Strauss
Introduction / Brian Gresko
On love and incompetence / Dennis Lehane
Daughter pressure / Lev Grossman
First child / David Bezmozgis
Hurtings / Alexi Zentner
Times (among countless others) i've thought about the people who came before us in my brief career as a father / Anthony Doerr
You can't put your arms around a memory / Ben Greenman
Empty rooms / Andre Aciman
My daughter and god / Justin Cronin
As long as he knows you love him / Stephen O'Connor
Father's prayer / Chris Bachelder
Taking her measure / Karl Taro Greenfeld
Dinosaur / Peter Ho Davies
A world in which we refuse to play / Bruce Machart
Our birds / Matthew Specktor
Your own worst enemy / Benjamin Percy
Arcadia / Frederick Reiken
On fatherhood and separation / Rick Moody
To tell a happy story / Steve Edwards
Paternal authority takes a backseat / Marco Roth
Zombie father / Bob Smith
Man, dying / Garth Stein
The door / Andre Dubus III
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HQ756 .W474 2014

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xxvi, 276 pages ;
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