Michael Lewis on Fatherhood

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Best-selling author Michael Lewis has taken the world into high finance in "Liar’s Poker." Into Silicon Valley in "The New New Thing." Into pro sports in "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side."

Now Lewis is sharing his own ambivalent adventures in fatherhood. He’s a father of three, and still not sure he’s figured it out.

Once upon a time, he says, there were clear expectations of what fathers were and weren’t — what they did and didn’t do. Now, says Lewis, nobody knows. We’re all just making it up.

This hour, On Point: Michael Lewis on American fatherhood now

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Michael Lewis joins us from Seattle. He's author of "Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood." (You can read an excerpt at He's currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair (where he wrote on Iceland's financial collapse) and a columnist for Bloomberg News.

This program aired on June 11, 2009.


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