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Someone Could Get Hurt - A Memoir of 21st-century Parenthood

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.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:52