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Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

Authors: Vincent, Norah
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO025000, SOC032000
ISBN: 9781101201343, Related ISBNs: 0143038702, 0143058460, 0670034665, 0786564083, 1101201347
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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