FREE delivery Tuesday, January 25 on your first order. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to Listen? Try Audible.
$$21.78 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$21.78
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
FREE delivery January 31 - February 10. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less
Share <Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle app

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link", you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood Paperback – May 6 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
$21.78
$16.29 $11.32
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Enhance your purchase

Frequently bought together

  • Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood
  • +
  • Point B (a teleportation love story)
  • +
  • The Postmortal: A Novel
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

Product description

Review

“It’s an honest and hilarious portrayal of how aggravating it can be to raise a family.” —Justin Halpern, author of the New York Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says

“The world needs Drew Magary’s wonderfully funny, breathtakingly honest book about parenting.”
—Jen Doll, memoirist and senior writer at The Atlantic Wire

“The Father's Day book for dads who hate getting books for Father’s Day.”
—Will Leitch, author of Are We Winning? and God Save the Fan

“If you are a parent, I challenge you to not simultaneously laugh and sob through this entire book.”
—Rachel Dratch, comedian and author of Girl Walks into a Bar...


Praise for Drew Magary’s THE POSTMORTAL

"Unnerving. . . . An absorbing picture of dawning apocalypse. . . . A disturbing portrait of a society convinced it's close to utopia when a cure for aging is invented. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't take long for that seeming utopia to dissolve into a planet-overstressed from overpopulation, food and fuel shortages, and general lawlessness-going into systemic failure. . . . The Postmortal is a suitably chilling entry into the 'it's-the-end-of-the-world' canon."

The Austin Chronicle

"Magary's vision of future technology and science is eerily realistic. . . . By the time you finish, you'll want to hold your loved ones close and stockpile bottles of water. If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now."
The New York Press

"Magary's vision of future technology and science is eerily realistic. . . . By the time you finish, you'll want to hold your loved ones close and stockpile bottles of water. If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now."
Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

"Immortality has figured in a number of sf novels prior to this one, but never, to my experience, in this way. . . . A very clear-eyed picture, one I don't think has been drawn before. . . . The Postmortal surprised me in a good way."
Michelle West, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine

"The Postmortal is a punchy, fast-paced and endearing story. . . . As the novel progresses, it turns from a snappy morality tale, to a noir- ish revenge fable, to an action movie; complete with guns, rogue religious cults and government-sanctioned hit men. The narrative comes to us through John's blog entries and collections of news bytes and pundit commentary. Through his sixty years as a 29-year-old, he experiences all the love, pain, grief, and terror of a standard lifetime and is still in good enough shape to kick some ass at the end. Like much good dystopian fiction, The Postmortal is an at-times unflattering commentary on human beings, present, past and future, that hits the mark in many ways. . . . For anyone intrigued with Life Extension science, it's a fun examination of our fears and expectations."
The Nervous Breakdown

"A darkly comic, totally gonzo, and effectively frightening population- bomb dystopia in the spirit of Logan's Run, Soylent Green, and the best episodes of The Twilight Zone."
Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad and Stretch

"As insanely entertaining as it is ambitious, The Postmortal takes us into an America set in the next few years and coming apart under the onslaught of a dreadful new plague--that of human immortality. Magary possesses an explosive imagination and let loose in The Postmortal, he creates an alternate history of the near future that feels real and is probably inevitable. Read The Postmortal if you want to find out what happened to the human race in our last violent and absurd few years in New York."
Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill

"As someone who is totally freaked out by the thought of dying, The Postmortal really stood on top of me and peed on my face. It's depiction of the future isn't filled with crappy robots fighting Will Smith. It's filled with eerily realistic portrayals of what the future could look like and does it all in an incredibly entertaining story."
Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says

"The first novel from a popular sports blogger and humorist puts a darkly comic spin on a science fiction premise and hits the sweet spot between Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut. . . . [Magary] understands that satire is most effective when it gives the real world a gently absurd nudge, then lets its characters react much as we ourselves might under the same circumstances."
Ron Hogan, Shelf Awareness

Praise for Drew Magary’s MEN WITH BALLS

"Men with Balls is funny, completely uninformative, and horrifyingly profane. In short: the perfect book."
Michael Schur, Co-Executive Producer of The Office

"Profane, beyond naughty, and, I have to say, just damn funny."
Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights

"One of the funniest books I've ever read--the product of a meticulously demented mind. Required reading for anyone who loves sports, and any athlete who knows how to read."
Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin

"I hope to one day write a book that is even comparable to Men with Balls. It is definitely a must-read."
Chris Cooley, Pro Bowl tight end, Washington Redskins

"Drew Magary possesses a keen insight into pro sports' unyielding loads of crap. Men with Balls oozes with, well, balls."
Jeff Pearlman, author of Sweetness

"Extremely funny. And I'm not just saying that because Drew gives me free mustache rides every Thursday."
Jay Chandrasekhar, cowriter and director of Super Troopers and Club Dread

"Men with Balls is a terrifyingly astute takedown of pro sports masquerading as brilliant satire."
Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic and Word Freak

About the Author

Drew Magary is a correspondent for GQ and a columnist for Deadspin and Gawker. He’s also the author of The Night the Lights Went Out, The Hike, the critically acclaimed novel The Postmortal, and Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete’s Handbook. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Avery; Reprint edition (May 6 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1592408761
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1592408764
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 204 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.49 x 1.52 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Drew Magary is the co-founder of Defector and an in-house columnist for Medium's GEN magazine. He’s also the author of five books: Point B, The Hike, The Postmortal, Someone Could Get Hurt, and Men With Balls. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three children, and enjoys taking long walks. Oh, and he's a Chopped champion. BELIEVE IT.

Find Drew on Twitter @drewmagary

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
211 global ratings

Top reviews from Canada

Reviewed in Canada on December 17, 2021
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Canada on June 11, 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Canada on July 9, 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Canada on July 27, 2016
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Canada on December 30, 2018
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

amz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2016
Verified Purchase
jeanniebee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2014
Verified Purchase
Lukester
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out Loud Hilarious
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2013
Verified Purchase
30 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Pope Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars I Swore I'd Never Say That!
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2015
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
NoVa mom of 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Friend test
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2013
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse