Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent
One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

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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), Norah 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 joins a bowling team, takes a high-octane sales job, goes on dates with women (and men), visits strip clubs, and even manages 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.

 

About Norah Vincent

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NORAH VINCENT was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1968. Formerly an op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times, she is the author of two previous works of nonfiction, the New York Times bestseller Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man and Voluntary Madness: Lost and Found in the Mental Health-Care System. She lives in New York City.
 
Published January 19, 2006 by Penguin Books. 312 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A fascinating, truly weird account of a female journalist who dresses in drag for 18 months in order to feel men's pain.

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Publishers Weekly

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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

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The New York Times

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A contrarian columnist for The Los Angeles Times goes undercover as a man to learn how the fellas think and act when them pesky broads ain't around.

Jan 22 2006 | Read Full Review of Self-Made Man: One Woman's Ye...

Entertainment Weekly

Seven years ago, on a dare from a friend, journalist Norah Vincent glued .

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CNN.com

And when she steps into the loafers of "the sad sack pick-up artist, the wooing barnacle that every woman is forever flicking off her sleeve," Vincent finds that single American women can be bitter, angry, boring, and maddeningly smug about their emotional superiority.

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Sun Sentinel

She exposes the lack of trust women feel about men and the vulnerability men have about women: Everybody hurts.

Feb 26 2006 | Read Full Review of Self-Made Man: One Woman's Ye...

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