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Self Made Man

Author : Norah Vincent
ISBN : 9781101201343
Genre : Social Science
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Self Made Man

Author : Norah Vincent
ISBN : 1843545039
Genre : Male impersonators
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Norah Vincent recounts her undercover stint as a man, when she worked a sales job, joined a bowling league, frequented sex clubs, dated and encountered firsthand the rigid codes and rituals of masculinity. The result is this sympathetic, shrewd tour de force that is destined to challenge many of society's preconceptions.
Category: Male impersonators

Self Made Man

Author : Norah Vincent
ISBN : UOM:49015003396182
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Los Angeles Times columnist recounts her eighteen-month undercover stint as a man, a time during which she underwent considerable personal risks as she worked a sales job, joined a bowling league, frequented sex clubs, dated, and encountered firsthand the rigid codes and rituals of masculinity. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Norah Vincent S Self Made Man And Feminism Men S Movement

Author : Mandy Kraml
ISBN : 9783640225743
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper I will deal with the book “Self-Made Man: My year disguised as a man” by Norah Vincent. I will try to expose Vincent`s view on men during her experiment and integrate it in the ideas of feminism as well as men`s movement. Therefore a very short summary of feminist and men`s movement opinions is given in the first part of the paper. This outline will not be complete, but should afford to have the most important points about the theories in mind, while discussing the book in the second part of the paper. Feminism is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. It is an organized activity in support of women ́s rights as well as common interests. Feminism can be subdivided into three waves: first-wave which spans from the nine-teenth century to the early twentieth century, second-wave which spans from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, and third wave which has spanned from the early 1990s. First-wave feminism in the United States focused officially mandated (de jure) ine-qualities. The major aim was gaining the women ́s right to vote. Some (prominent) leaders of the movement like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony also campaigned for the abolition of slavery prior to gaining women ́s right to vote. The end of this first wave is often linked with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution (1920), granting women the right to vote. This major victory of the movement also included reforms in education, in the workplace and profes-sions, and in healthcare.
Category: Literary Collections

Thy Neighbor

Author : Norah Vincent
ISBN : 9781101583784
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author, a first novel as spellbinding as her acclaimed nonfiction At thirty-four, Nick Walsh is a broken, deeply cynical man. Since the violent deaths of his parents thirteen years earlier, he has been living alone in his childhood home in the suburban Midwest, drinking, drugging, and debauching himself into oblivion. A measure of solace is provided by his newly found relationship with Monica, a mysterious woman who seems to harbor as many secrets as he does. Obsessed with understanding the circumstances surrounding his parents’ deaths and deranged by his relentless sorrow, Nick begins a campaign of spying on his neighbors via hidden cameras and microphones he has covertly installed in their houses. As he observes with amusement and disbelief all the strange, sad, and terrifying things that his neighbors do to themselves and to one another, and as he, in turn, learns that he is being stalked, he begins to slowly unravel the shocking truth about how and why his parents died. At once unsettling and moving, humorous and horrifying, Thy Neighbor explores the nature of grief, the potential isolation of suburban life, and who we really are when we think no one is watching. What readers and critics have admired in Norah Vincent’s nonfiction is completely unleashed in this vivid and provocative novel.
Category: Fiction

Black Like Me

Author : John Howard Griffin
ISBN : 9781609401085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

An Unconventional Family

Author : Sandra Lipsitz Bem
ISBN : 0300090927
Genre : History
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In 1965, when psychologists Sandra and Daryl Bem met and married, they were determined to function as truly egalitarian partners and to raise their children in accordance with gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, and sex-positive feminist ideals. This book by Sandra Bem, an autobiographical account of the Bems' nearly thirty-year marriage, is both a personal history of the Bems' past and a social history of a key period in feminism's past. It is also a look into feminism's future, because the Bems' children, Emily and Jeremy, now in their early twenties, speak in the book as well.
Category: History

Look Both Ways

Author : Jennifer Baumgardner
ISBN : 0374706565
Genre : Social Science
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For the acclaimed author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner, bisexuality has always been more than the "sexual non-preference of the '90s." In Look Both Ways, Baumgardner takes a close look at the growing visibility of gay and bisexual characters, performers, and issues on the national cultural stage. Despite the prevalence of bisexuality among Generation X and Y women, she finds that it continues to be marginalized by both gay and straight cultures, and dismissed either as a phase or a cop-out. With intimacy and humor, Baumgardner discusses her own experience as a bisexual, and the struggle she's undergone to reconcile the privilege she's garnered as a woman who is perceived as straight and the empowerment and satisfaction she's derived from her relationships with women. Part memoir, part pop-culture study, Look Both Ways connects the prominent dots of a bisexual community (Alix Kates Shulman, Ani DiFranco, Rebecca Walker, and, of course, Anne Heche) that Baumgardner argues have bridged feminist aims with those of the gay rights movement. Look Both Ways is a compelling and current study in bisexual lives lived secretly and openly, and an exploration of the lessons learned by writers, artists, and activists who have refused the either/or paradigm defended by both gay and straight communities.
Category: Social Science

Mississippi Sissy

Author : Kevin Sessums
ISBN : 1429917059
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South. As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its head, just as his mother taught him. In Jackson, he is befriended by Eudora Welty and journalist Frank Hains, but when Hains is brutally murdered in his antebellum mansion, Kevin's long road north towards celebrity begins. In his memoir, Kevin Sessums brings to life the pungent American south of the 1960s and the world of the strange little boy who grew there. "Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure.” —Michael Cunningham
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Adeline

Author : Norah Vincent
ISBN : 9780544471917
Genre : Fiction
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“Daring . . . Vincent’s psychological approach is intriguing.” — USA Today “Vincent is a sensitive recorder of a mind’s movements as it shifts in and out of inspiration, and as it fights before submitting to despair.” — New York Times Book Review With poetic precision and psychological acuity, Norah Vincent’s Adeline reimagines the events that brought Woolf to the banks of the River Ouse, offering us a denouement worthy of its protaganist. Channeling Virginia and Leonard Woolf, T. S. and Vivienne Eliot, Lytton Strachey, and Dora Carrington, Vincent lays bare their genius and their blind spots, their achievements and their failings, from the inside out. And haunting every page is Adeline, the name given to Virginia Stephen at birth, which becomes the source of Virginia’s greatest consolation, and her greatest torment. Intellectually and emotionally disarming, Adeline—a vibrant portrait of Woolf and her social circle, the storied Bloomsbury group, and a window into the darkness that both inspired and doomed them all—is a masterpiece in its own right by one of our most brilliant and daring writers. “Skillfully rendered and emotionally insightful.” — Publishers Weekly “[An] electrifyingly good novel . . . by a master of discomfort.” — New Statesman
Category: Fiction