Books The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon Hardcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins Childrens Books, List Price: $17.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Astonishing Secret of Awesome ManAuthorMichael Chabon Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A young superhero describes his awesome powers and then demonstrates them as various foes arrive on the scene. Illustrated by Jake Parker. Genres: Children's Books Fiction Also by Michael Chabon Gentlemen of the Road The Long Ships The Final Solution Wonder Boys Telegraph Avenue See More Books Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Author Interviews 'Awesome Man' Is Super, And Maybe You Are, Too September 25, 2011 Awesome Man is, well, "basically awesome," as he puts it. He can fly as high as a satellite and shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs. And he's the star of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's new kids' book. Chabon says superheroes let kids hope for a day they might fly. 'Awesome Man' Is Super, And Maybe You Are, Too Listen · 5:00 5:00 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140705764/140790288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'The Astonishing Secret Of Awesome Man' September 23, 2011 Read an excerpt from Michael Chabon's The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man.