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Newswoman Robin Hudson finds that life actually seems to be going right for a change. But it isn't long before a good deed for a strange man leads her into a bizarre murder investigation-and into a secret world of men she never knew existed. A testosterone-filled hunting expedition, libidinous chimps, a convention of drugged feminists, and a mysterious chemical known as Adam 1: what better way for a girl to take a look at the sexual stereotypes, social conditioning, and mad science that obsesses us all? A perfect blend of mystery and mockery, as well as an unorthodox love letter to men, The Last Manly Man brings Robin one of her most unusual cases yet.

Review:

"[Hayter's] casual observations on New Yorkers and their loony obsessions have just the right dash of caustic wit." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"The Last Manly Man is satire at its best: witty, wise, and oh, so relevant. Sparkle Hayter's novel...is an absolute hoot!" Susan Isaacs

Synopsis:

Newswoman Robin Hudson finds that life actually seems to be going right for a change. But it isn't long before a good deed for a strange man leads her into a bizarre murder investigation-and into a secret world of men she never knew existed. A testosterone-filled hunting expedition, libidinous chimps, a convention of drugged feminists, and a mysterious chemical known as Adam 1: what better way for a girl to take a look at the sexual stereotypes, social conditioning, and mad science that obsesses us all? A perfect blend of mystery and mockery, as well as an unorthodox love letter to men, The Last Manly Man brings Robin one of her most unusual cases yet.

Hayter's] casual observations on New Yorkers and their loony obsessions have just the right dash of caustic wit. (The New York Times Book Review)

The Last Manly Man is satire at its best: witty, wise, and oh, so relevant. Sparkle Hayter's novel . . . is an absolute hoot (Susan Isaacs)

Synopsis:

From the author of What's a Girl Gotta Do? comes the hilarious new adventure of Robin Hudson.

On paper at least, things couldn't be better for Robin Hudson, the sassy, young Rita Hayworth-looking, sexy; and opinionated tabloid TV reporter for All News Network. Suddenly successful, she gets to boss other people around in her job, and she has more men than she knows what to do with. Then a series of seemingly random encounters, and one strange dead guy, lead Robin into the secret world of men and onto the trail of a mysterious chemical known as Adam One. Before it's over, she'll have to brave a macho hunting expedition, fistlighting thugs, and a convention of drugged feminists. Meanwhile, men's social conditioning and women's own sexism don't escape Robin's sharp eye. The Last Manly Man is a comedy, a mystery; an unorthodox love letter to men, and as a bonus, offers some practical how-to advice on finding and han-dling success in a "man's world."

About the Author

Sparkle Hayter was born in British Columbia and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. A graduate of New York University, she has worked for CNN in Atlanta, WABC in New York, and Global Television in Toronto. As a freelance reporter, she lived in Washington, D.C., and in Pakistan, where she covered the Afghan war. She has also written and performed stand-up comedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142000397
Author:
Hayter, Sparkle
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Robin Hudson Mysteries (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.10x4.34x.73 in. .30 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142000397 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Hayter's] casual observations on New Yorkers and their loony obsessions have just the right dash of caustic wit."
"Review" by , "The Last Manly Man is satire at its best: witty, wise, and oh, so relevant. Sparkle Hayter's novel...is an absolute hoot!"
"Synopsis" by , Newswoman Robin Hudson finds that life actually seems to be going right for a change. But it isn't long before a good deed for a strange man leads her into a bizarre murder investigation-and into a secret world of men she never knew existed. A testosterone-filled hunting expedition, libidinous chimps, a convention of drugged feminists, and a mysterious chemical known as Adam 1: what better way for a girl to take a look at the sexual stereotypes, social conditioning, and mad science that obsesses us all? A perfect blend of mystery and mockery, as well as an unorthodox love letter to men, The Last Manly Man brings Robin one of her most unusual cases yet.

Hayter's] casual observations on New Yorkers and their loony obsessions have just the right dash of caustic wit. (The New York Times Book Review)

The Last Manly Man is satire at its best: witty, wise, and oh, so relevant. Sparkle Hayter's novel . . . is an absolute hoot (Susan Isaacs)

"Synopsis" by , From the author of What's a Girl Gotta Do? comes the hilarious new adventure of Robin Hudson.

On paper at least, things couldn't be better for Robin Hudson, the sassy, young Rita Hayworth-looking, sexy; and opinionated tabloid TV reporter for All News Network. Suddenly successful, she gets to boss other people around in her job, and she has more men than she knows what to do with. Then a series of seemingly random encounters, and one strange dead guy, lead Robin into the secret world of men and onto the trail of a mysterious chemical known as Adam One. Before it's over, she'll have to brave a macho hunting expedition, fistlighting thugs, and a convention of drugged feminists. Meanwhile, men's social conditioning and women's own sexism don't escape Robin's sharp eye. The Last Manly Man is a comedy, a mystery; an unorthodox love letter to men, and as a bonus, offers some practical how-to advice on finding and han-dling success in a "man's world."

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