Saturday, April 26, 2008

This Is A Real Book!

OK, that book meme; this volume was closest at hand from Le Biblioteca Turonistani:

From page 123:

"I don't know," she said. "I've never really been that fond of [see image]."
I tried to get her to talk more about this, but she wouldn't, except to say that she could never tell her family about any of this, at least not the [see image] part."

To prevent searchbots from tagging this blog as something it's not, I will let the visitor read the text from the photo below:



The book is "Self-Made Man" by Norah Vincent.



A very good read, by the way. The author is an [L-word], feminist, Manhattanite, journalist, so one would expect a certain, oh, shall we say, negative view of men? Au contraire! Her attitude, after a year of observing the world as a man, is something like, "Holy shit! I never dreamed it was this difficult! It's a harsh, cold world out there for men." ["The dears...." - Philadelphia Story, sorry]

Anyway, highly recommended.

1 comment:

Travlin said...

This is a very good book that I enjoyed reading. She was amazed at how hard it is to be male. Also how accepting and supportive men can be of each other as friends.

The section where she revealed herself as a woman to some of her new male friends was hilarious.