Self-made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vlcraven - LibraryThing
An enlightening account of what it really means to be a man in our society—the good and the bad. This book goes on my list of books everyone over 16 should read. I expected Vincent to be surprised by ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nnschiller - LibraryThing
I'm not super pleased about it being an abridgement, but since the author is reading it, I'll have to assume she had a hand in how it was trimmed. Review: I'm really glad I read (listened) to this ... Read full review
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Self-made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again
No preview available - 2006