Self-made Man

Self-made Man

One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again

Book - 2006
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For more than a year and a half Vincent ventured into the world as Ned, with an ever-present five o'clock shadow and a crew cut--a perfect disguise that enabled her to observe the world of men as an insider. With her buddies on the bowling league she enjoyed the rough and rewarding embrace of male camaraderie; a stint in a high-octane sales job taught her the gut-wrenching pressures endured by men who would do anything to succeed; she frequented sex clubs, dated women hungry for love but bitter about men, and infiltrated all-male communities including a men's therapy group and even a monastery. She ended her journey astounded--and exhausted--by the rigid codes and rituals of masculinity.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006
ISBN: 9780670034666
Characteristics: ix, 290 p. ; 24 cm


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Narrated with exquisite insight, humor, and empathy, the author uses her firsthand experience--the 18 months she masqueraded as a man--to explore the many remarkable mysteries of gender identity

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Mar 13, 2018

It's hard to understand how she still believes so much feminist bull after her experiences but she does. Ned never gets any invitations to secret meetings of the Patriarchy and without irony she describes working long hours at a crappy job as male privilege. Still she's a good writer and she has some amusing fish out of water moments and some funny stories to relate from her many adventures.

May 18, 2013

May 18, 2013

A fascinating and thought-provoking journey. I read it in one sitting.

neko Dec 23, 2009

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Nov 18, 2009



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