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'Someone Could Get Hurt' at BookPeople Tonight

Drew Magary, who hates everything, tackles parenting

By Monica Riese, 5:04PM, Mon. May. 20, 2013

Drew Magary
Drew Magary

Someone who's written for Maxim, GQ, Playboy, Penthouse, and Deadspin is probably the last person you'd expect to write a book on parenting.

But that's precisely what Drew Magary did.

The man has tackled the gun industry, standardized testing, and Williams-Sonoma with an attitude that can only be described as healthy disdain, and he was introduced as a columnist on pro football blog Kissing Suzy Kolber as "a Man With Balls." Yet now here he is with a new book, called Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First Century Parenting.

In a series of short stories, Magary tells enough penis jokes and Mad Libs anecdotes to keep even the childless laughing, all while confronting the heartwrenching ordeal that he faced after his third child was born almost two months premature.

As BookPeople puts it, "it's a celebration of all the surprises – joyful and otherwise – that come with being part of a real family." So if you've ever had or been a kid (hint: that's everybody), you should probably check this one out.


Drew Magary speaks and signs copies of Someone Could Get Hurt tonight at BookPeople at 7pm. Miss the event? The book hit shelves last week, so you can pick up a copy anytime.

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