So much love and so many thanks to Literary Chicago and the wonderful Jeff Toth for this absolutely lovely review. Excerpt? Word.
"Full disclosure: despite what may seem like a daunting title, Ben Tanzer’s Lost in Space: A Father’s Journey There and Back Again
is neither hard to read nor difficult to navigate. It is, instead, an
incredibly honest take on the joys and fears every parent experiences,
sometimes long before their children are even a part of the picture.
With a blend of humor, inventive structuring, and sometimes sobering
truth, Tanzer explores the wide array of influences and instances that
continue to shape his journey as a father and as a man. As signs go, Lost in Space
is everything a person in need of a guide through the uncertainty of
adulthood, manhood, parenthood, personhood, could hope for. At least
that was the experience of this reader."