Lizzie Skurnick, author of Shelf Discovery, takes a jaundiced and very funny look at the “rush of literary fathers gushing about how to raise their perfect children,” in The Book Beast, focusing on,

Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company – (2009-11-02)
ISBN / EAN: 0316069906 / 9780316069908

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Michael Chabon
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061490180 / 9780061490187

The essay may send you scurrying to read Skurnick’s book, if you haven’t already. You probably won’t find a copy on the shelves, but you can get a good sample of it with Browse Inside.

Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading
Lizzie Skurnick
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Avon A – (2009-08-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061756350 / 9780061756351

Browse Inside

You can also hear Lizzie in conversation with Nancy Pearl and Virginia Stanley, head of library marketing for HarperCollins, on Library Love Fest.

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