Self-Made Man

One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back

By Norah Vincent

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Yonina

Simon


Yonina Self-Made Man

I buy used copies of this book just to give to friends. Fantastic.

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Simon Scarfe read 72 pages in Self-made Man

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Simon Scarfe read 177 pages in Self-made Man

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Simon Scarfe finished reading Self-made Man

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Simon Scarfe Self-made Man

Seven years ago, I had my first tutorial in becoming a man.

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Simon Scarfe Self-made Man

I, meanwhile, am staying right where I am: fortunate, proud, free and glad in every way to be a woman.

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Simon Scarfe Self-made Man

I passed in a man's world not because my mask was so real, but because the world of men was a masked ball. Only in my men's group did I see these masks removed and scrutinized. Only then did I know that my disguise was the one thing I had in common with every guy in the room.

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Simon Scarfe Self-made Man

I am absolutely loving this book. It's surprising just how even-handed Norah's analysis of every situtation she's put in is, how she spells out the paradoxes of the expectations put on men by both other men, and women.

What I like best about all of this is that it's based off of her own experiences, it goes beyond mere hypothesising, and any evaluation she does make comes as a result of herself being in the relevant situations.

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