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The Descent of Man - by Grayson Perry (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 160

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Sociology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Grayson Perry

Language: English

Street Date: May 30, 2017
TCIN: 51990989
UPC: 9780143131656
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-8223
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


"Perry is an eloquent and witty tour guide through the fun house that is modern masculinity. He wants us guys to be weirder, freer, less predictable. He's just the man for the job."--The New York Times

"Witty... A funny, engaging, and at times penetrating trek through the tricky landscape of contemporary masculinity...a slim book, but it packs plenty of surprises per page."--NPR

Conversational and engaging... [Perry is] less concerned with apologizing for masculinity than he is in persuading men about all the ways in which it's damaging their lives."--The Atlantic

In a world where a man who talks openly about kissing and grabbing women without consent can be taken seriously as a candidate for leader of the 'free' world, you may wonder how toxic masculinity has spun out of control. As an antidote to all the bully posturing, perhaps the wisdom of a famous cross-dressing artist can help explain how we got here and how we can move forward, so it is time to pick up Grayson Perry's The Descent of Man and begin to unravel the mystery of toxic masculinity.--Huffington Post

"Grayson Perry for King and Queen of England."--Caitlin Moran, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman

With its non-macho slender girth and personal, engaging approach, [The Descent of Man] is a breeze of a read, and one that makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently.--Matt Haig, The Guardian

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