“A master of self-deprecation in the spirit of Joe Queenan and P. J. O’Rourke, Hyman takes on contemporary culture with a scalpel and a smirk.” -Booklist
“[A] winsome, amusing, and intelligent debut collection of essays… Hyman portrays with the right mix of self-deprecation and acute observation his adventures in incompetence." -Kirkus Reviews
"Peter Hyman is a great social critic, fashion plate, writer, and urban wit. With ten years of therapy he’ll make a great husband too." -Susan Shapiro, author of Five Men Who Broke My Heart
"In his humorous essays about modern manhood Peter Hyman is sly and urbane but never cynical–no small achievement in an age of irony. I spent the book alternately psychoanalyzing him and trying to figure out who to set him up with. The Reluctant Metrosexual is a diverting, immensely pleasurable read, for thinking men and the women who love them." -Amy Sohn, author of Run Catch Kiss and My Old Man
“Bikini waxes, threesomes, drug-fueled adventures. No, it’s not the memoir of a runway model. It’s The Reluctant Metrosexual, a hilarious collection of essays that examines the foibles of modern manhood with wry sincerity. I just hope the author isn’t ruined by his inevitable success." -Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
"The arrival of this new comic voice should prove welcome news for those who still take time out between apricot facial scrubs and closet-reorganization to actually read books, or just like to display them on their coffee tables." -Todd Hanson, Writer, The Onion
From the Trade Paperback edition.