Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon

Most of these essays were published elsewhere. They are reminiscences of Chabon’s experiences with his children and about his efforts to navigate the uncharted waters of parenthood. Some are better than others. The first essay, which ran in GQ, talks about his son’s fascination with fashion. It is a great example of one of Chabon’s skills as a writer: doing the hard work of identifying the details that make a story feel rich and true.