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Shaving Lessons: A Memoir of Father and Son

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With a mixture of admiration, amusement, and alarm, author Kurt Chandler watches his son Ben navigate his freshman year of high school. It's a transitional time for both of themfather at mid-life and son on the path to manhoodwhich they manage together by awkward graceful turns. As the two share Ben's life adventures, includiding Ben's first shave, first date, sports tryou ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Chronicle Books
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Douglas Lord
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"It's funny how life spins you in circles," writes Chandler (Passages of Pride) in a refreshingly humble memoir that explores the relationship between him and his teenage son during the latter's freshman year in high school. Reflecting on his dual roles as father and son, the author finds himself doing the same things with his son that his own father did with him: installing ceiling tiles, taking road trips, and playing ball. Chandler's writing style is readable and engaging, and his witty, thou ...more
Susan
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and found I couldn't put it down. Kurt is a delightful writer and I felt, when I finished the book, that I was a fly on the wall watching him and his family over the time the book was written.

I loved and admired Kurt's insight into himself and his relationship with his son. I was sorry to see it end.
Sue Kozlowski
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, memoir
Non-fiction. Explores the relationship between father and son. Kurt lives in Milwaukee and has a son Ben who is a freshman in high school.
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