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
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
DREW MAGARY writes for Deadspin, NBC, Maxim, and Kissing Suzy Kolber—a humor site dedicated to the NFL. He has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Comedy Central, New York Magazine, GQ, ESPN, Yahoo!, Playboy, Penthouse, and various other media outlets. The Postmortal, now out from Penguin, is his first novel.
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