The Way Home: Scenes from a Season, Lessons from a Lifetime

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Crown/Archetype, Jan 22, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
When Henry Dunow signs up to coach his son Max’s Little League team on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he finds himself looking back on his own childhood and his father, Moishe, a Yiddish writer and refugee from Hitler’s Europe, who had considered recreation like playing catch with his son narishkeit, “foolishness.” Determined to be a different kind of parent to his first grader, Dunow bumbles through a self-test of fatherhood on the scruffy fields of New York’s Riverside Park, playing coach, cheerleader, father, and friend to a ragtag bunch of seven-year-olds, many of whom are discovering baseball for the first time. The Way Home is the affecting and ironic story of Dunow’s journey of discovery as he watches his relationship with Max evolve over the course of a Little League season, and comes to understand what being a father to his son can teach him about the man who was his own father.
 

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Contents
Two THE CRYSTAL BALL
Three IN THE COMPANY OF BOYS
Four THE OLD COUNTRY
Five WHICH WAY TO FIRST?
Six UPPER WEST SIDE STORY
Eight HENRYS DOING YOGA
Ten WHO ARE THESE GUYS?
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About the author (2002)

Henry Dunow is a literary agent who lives in New York with his wife, Wendy, and their twins, Max and Madeleine.

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