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  Ten Men

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Published by Tom Matlack
Ten Good Men
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Published by: Tom Matlack on Jan 25, 2010
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WhyHeisaGoodMan:
TOMMATLACK 
wasonthefrontpageofthe
WallStreetJournal 
Septemberof1996,thewunderkindbehindthe$2billionsaleof
TheProvidenceJournal 
.Twodayslaterhegotkickedoutofthehouseforbeingadrunkandaliar,leavingbehindtwobabychildren.He’sspentthelast13yearssoberlearninghowtobeagooddadandhusband.
ExcerptfromTheBook:
“ThefirstnightIhadthekidsonmyownIgavethethembaths,slippedthemintomatchingfootiepajamas,tuckedKerryintoherbunk,andthenwarmedabottleforSeamus.Inmybedroom,Iturnedoffthelightsandrockedhimgentlywhilehedrank.Iinhaleddeeply.Itwasthescentofmysonthatchangedeverything—hisscentandthesoundofhimsucklinghisbottle,thesoftnessofhisskinandthesensationofholdinghimashisbodygraduallywentlimpwithsleep.Ilookeddownandrealizedthatthis—beingafather—wasmydeepestsatisfaction.ChasingKerryaroundthehouseatfivethenextmorning,catchingher,andticklingherasshescreamedwithjoyconfirmedit.”
 
WhyHeisaGoodMan:
CHARLIELEDUFF
wonthePulitzerPrizeforinvestigativereportingwhileworkingfortheNewYorkTimes.Notlongafterwardshequittostayathomeandtakecareofhisyoungdaughter.
ExcerptfromTheBook:
“Thegovernorwon’tcallanymore.Neitherwilltheoldcolleagues.TherewillbenomoreHollywoodparties.Noexpenseaccount.Noaction.Itwillbejustyouandthekid.Andthekidwillhavenoideahowgoodyouwere.Andworse,inthemaniaofyouremptyhouseandisolatedbytheLosAngelescarculture,whentheafternoonsunisbrightanddebilitatingandthatolddeadlinetime,thathourofadrenaline,isuponyou,rightaboutthenyouwillwonderwhetheryouwerereallyanygoodatall.Youwillfindyourselfstaringintoadirtydiaperasthoughitweretealeaves,tryingtoaugursomestoryaboutthefailingsofthelatestimmigrationbill.”

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