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American Home Life

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Honest, funny, and smart, David Barringer makes brilliant comic work of contemporary suburban fatherhood. Henry Doran stays home while his wife, Tina, works as a family doctor, but the real stars are the kids, Lilly ( tall and lean, a second-grader, all limbs and a Broadway ego ) and Lance ( a solid sensitive first-grader who loves facts about animals ). The literary equiv ...more
Published (first published May 30th 2013)
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Kevin Fanning
May 02, 2008 Kevin Fanning rated it really liked it
Really, really excellent, highly recommended for any dad with young kids. It's written 15 minutes into the future, so there's a few places where he's talking about a certain technology and you're like "Wait, do we have that?" It's fun.

The chapter called "Fact", which I excerpted here, is something I want every person on the planet to read. One of my favorite chapters of all time.
Kristina
Jul 17, 2007 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Very funny! Another David Barringer book I could not put down. I laughed out loud!
Lilly
Jan 28, 2008 Lilly rated it it was amazing
It instantly reminded me of DeLillo, but better. I have read this collection more times than I can tell you, and enjoy it every time.
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