Someone Could Get Hurt

Someone Could Get Hurt

A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood

Format
ePub
Price
$9.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101621806
  • 256 Pages
  • Gotham
  • Adult

Overview

 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. 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 brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads—from getting drunk while trick-or-treating and telling dirty jokes to make bath time go smoothly to committing petty vandalism to bond with a five-year-old.

Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt look at 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, flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world.
Someone Could Get Hurt

Someone Could Get Hurt

Drew Magary

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Praise

"The Postmortal is a punchy, fast-paced and endearing story. . . . As the novel progresses, it turns from a snappy morality tale, to a noir- ish revenge fable, to an action movie; complete with guns, rogue religious cults and government-sanctioned hit men. The narrative comes to us through John’s blog entries and collections of news bytes and pundit commentary. Through his sixty years as a 29-year-old, he experiences all the love, pain, grief, and terror of a standard lifetime and is still in good enough shape to kick some ass at the end. Like much good dystopian fiction, The Postmortal is an at-times unflattering commentary on human beings, present, past and future, that hits the mark in many ways. . . . For anyone intrigued with Life Extension science, it’s a fun examination of our fears and expectations."
– The Nervous Breakdown
"Men with Balls is a terrifyingly astute takedown of pro sports masquerading as brilliant satire."
– Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic and Word Freak
"I hope to one day write a book that is even comparable to Men with Balls. It is definitely a must-read."
– Chris Cooley, Pro Bowl tight end, Washington Redskins
"The first novel from a popular sports blogger and humorist puts a darkly comic spin on a science fiction premise and hits the sweet spot between Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut. . . . [Magary] understands that satire is most effective when it gives the real world a gently absurd nudge, then lets its characters react much as we ourselves might under the same circumstances."
– Ron Hogan, Shelf Awareness
"Immortality has figured in a number of sf novels prior to this one, but never, to my experience, in this way. . . . A very clear-eyed picture, one I don’t think has been drawn before. . . . The Postmortal surprised me in a good way."
– Michelle West, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine
Praise for Drew Magary’s THE POSTMORTAL

"Unnerving. . . . An absorbing picture of dawning apocalypse. . . . A disturbing portrait of a society convinced it’s close to utopia when a cure for aging is invented. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t take long for that seeming utopia to dissolve into a planet-overstressed from overpopulation, food and fuel shortages, and general lawlessness-going into systemic failure. . . . The Postmortal is a suitably chilling entry into the ‘it’s-the-end-of-the-world’ canon."

– The Austin Chronicle
"Magary’s vision of future technology and science is eerily realistic. . . . By the time you finish, you’ll want to hold your loved ones close and stockpile bottles of water. If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now."
– The New York Press
"Magary’s vision of future technology and science is eerily realistic. . . . By the time you finish, you’ll want to hold your loved ones close and stockpile bottles of water. If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now."
– Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
“It’s an honest and hilarious portrayal of how aggravating it can be to raise a family.” 
—Justin Halpern, author of the New York Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says

“The world needs Drew Magary’s wonderfully funny, breathtakingly honest book about parenting.”
—Jen Doll, memoirist and senior writer at The Atlantic Wire

“The Father’s Day book for dads who hate getting books for Father’s Day.”
—Will Leitch, author of Are We Winning? and God Save the Fan

“If you are a parent, I challenge you to not simultaneously laugh and sob through this entire book.”
—Rachel Dratch, comedian and author of Girl Walks into a Bar…
"A darkly comic, totally gonzo, and effectively frightening population- bomb dystopia in the spirit of Logan’s Run, Soylent Green, and the best episodes of The Twilight Zone."
– Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad and Stretch
"As insanely entertaining as it is ambitious, The Postmortal takes us into an America set in the next few years and coming apart under the onslaught of a dreadful new plague–that of human immortality. Magary possesses an explosive imagination and let loose in The Postmortal, he creates an alternate history of the near future that feels real and is probably inevitable. Read The Postmortal if you want to find out what happened to the human race in our last violent and absurd few years in New York."
– Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill
"As someone who is totally freaked out by the thought of dying, The Postmortal really stood on top of me and peed on my face. It’s depiction of the future isn’t filled with crappy robots fighting Will Smith. It’s filled with eerily realistic portrayals of what the future could look like and does it all in an incredibly entertaining story."
– Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says
Praise for Drew Magary’s MEN WITH BALLS

"Men with Balls is funny, completely uninformative, and horrifyingly profane. In short: the perfect book."
– Michael Schur, Co-Executive Producer of The Office
"Profane, beyond naughty, and, I have to say, just damn funny."
– Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
"One of the funniest books I’ve ever read–the product of a meticulously demented mind. Required reading for anyone who loves sports, and any athlete who knows how to read."
– Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin
"Drew Magary possesses a keen insight into pro sports’ unyielding loads of crap. Men with Balls oozes with, well, balls."
– Jeff Pearlman, author of Sweetness
"Extremely funny. And I’m not just saying that because Drew gives me free mustache rides every Thursday."
– Jay Chandrasekhar, cowriter and director of Super Troopers and Club Dread
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