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Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back (Abridged)

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A spellbinding report from the front line of the gender wars-one woman's account of her undercover year as a man.

Unabridged CDs -7 CDs, 8 hours

Review:

"Vincent, a tomboy from childhood, decided to see if the right makeup and skilled coaching could effect a sex transformation complete enough to get her accepted in her new guise as a man. For a year and a half, she went undercover to gather experiences such as joining a men's bowling league, getting a job in a testosterone-fueled door-to-door sales company, and going on a retreat with a secretive male empowerment club. Vincent's writing is quite evocative as she describes the process of becoming 'Ned,' but its disappointing that her narration doesn't demonstrate the masculine voice she developed. Her reading is mostly monotonous, only occasionally adding inflections that hint at the self-loathing she often felt as she deceived everyone she encountered. This abridgment omits two chapters, but the remaining ones still give an excellent sense of the project and the insights she gained. At the outset, Vincent notes that her experiment is not a sociological treatise but just a single woman's view of a guy's world. But her sharp powers of observation and crisp writing, which shine through even when her reading sounds bored, ensure that listeners finish feeling that they have learned a great deal along with her about the slippery workings of gender in America. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover. (Reviews, Nov. 14). (Jan.) Read additional Web-exclusive audio reviews at ." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Read by the author

A spellbinding report from the front line of the gender wars-one woman's account of her undercover year as a man.

Unabridged CDs -7 CDs, 8 hours

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143058465
Subtitle:
One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back
Author:
Vincent, Norah
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20060119
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
6
Dimensions:
6.00x5.22x.81 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
330
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 6 pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780143058465 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Vincent, a tomboy from childhood, decided to see if the right makeup and skilled coaching could effect a sex transformation complete enough to get her accepted in her new guise as a man. For a year and a half, she went undercover to gather experiences such as joining a men's bowling league, getting a job in a testosterone-fueled door-to-door sales company, and going on a retreat with a secretive male empowerment club. Vincent's writing is quite evocative as she describes the process of becoming 'Ned,' but its disappointing that her narration doesn't demonstrate the masculine voice she developed. Her reading is mostly monotonous, only occasionally adding inflections that hint at the self-loathing she often felt as she deceived everyone she encountered. This abridgment omits two chapters, but the remaining ones still give an excellent sense of the project and the insights she gained. At the outset, Vincent notes that her experiment is not a sociological treatise but just a single woman's view of a guy's world. But her sharp powers of observation and crisp writing, which shine through even when her reading sounds bored, ensure that listeners finish feeling that they have learned a great deal along with her about the slippery workings of gender in America. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover. (Reviews, Nov. 14). (Jan.) Read additional Web-exclusive audio reviews at ." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Read by the author

A spellbinding report from the front line of the gender wars-one woman's account of her undercover year as a man.

Unabridged CDs -7 CDs, 8 hours

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