Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0143058460 $35.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $25.17
A newspaper columnist used her tomboyish tastes and the indignities of being a woman to motivate a serious immersion into the daily realities of being a man. Spending 18 months in male disguise, she dated women and was accepted by guys in all-male communities and enclaves. Her somber narrative style is a perfect match for her sometimes brutal observations. With precious insights and no apparent axes to grind, this gifted writer gives us a sensitive perspective on the ways men disrespect women, as well as the pressure men feel to perform and compete in our culture. The entire story will stir up any complacencies and assumptions listeners have about gender roles and gender status in today's society. T.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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