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Dec 26, 2006
| ISBN 9780143038702
Jan 19, 2006
| ISBN 9781101201343
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Dec 26, 2006 | ISBN 9780143038702
Jan 19, 2006 | ISBN 9781101201343
A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man.
Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism.
Norah Vincent is the author of the New York Times bestseller Self-Made Man. Previously, she wrote a nationally syndicated op-ed column for the Los Angeles Times. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, the Village Voice, and the Washington Post. She lives in… More about Norah Vincent
A thoughtful, entertaining piece of first-person investigative journalism . . . Self-Made Man transcends its premise altogether. . . . So rich and so audacious . . . [I was] hooked from Page 1. (David Kamp, The New York Times Book Review)Vincents account of how she became a man is undeniably fascinating. (Los Angeles Times Book World)Eye-opening . . . Self-Made Man will make many women think twice about coveting male privilege and make any man feel grateful that his gender is better understood. (The Washington Post)[Vincent] can be as perspicuous and exact as Joan Didion or Gloria Steinem at nailing a hitherto disregarded truth about the sexes in a single elegant and witty phrase. . . . This is a brave and often fascinating book, with Vincent . . . offering us perspectives that are entirely fresh and new. (The Times,London)
Self-Made Man1. Getting Started2. Friendship3. Sex4. Love5. Life6. Work7. Self8. Journey’s EndAcknowledgmentsAuthor Interview
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