It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for June 19 is Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, humorous, insightful, and wise—on the meaning of fatherhood.

For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham, then thirteen, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Abe was quickly in his element, chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at "thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties," sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time. Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son's passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation.

With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, "Pops" illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can.

Grab a copy today!

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