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The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man (Paperback)

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By Colum McCann (Editor), Tyler Cabot (Editor), Lisa Consiglio (Editor)
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There are 80 (80!) original pieces of fiction and nonfiction collected here, by some of the world's greatest writers. The Book of Men was conceived as a fundraiser for the charity Narritive, which strives to reach the voiceless of the world through the power of storytelling. These stories approach the concept of masculinity from many unexpected directions. The Book of Men is one of the best literary anthologies to come out this year!

— Kat

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EIGHTY PIECES OF SHORT FICTION AND NONFICTION ON MANHOOD BY SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST WRITERS, PRESENTED BY COLUM MCCANN, ESQUIRE, AND NARRATIVE 4

To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the title, "How to Be a Man."

The result is The Book of Men, an unflinching investigation into the essence of masculinity.

The Book of Men probes, with the poignant honesty and imagination that only these writers could deliver, the slippery condition of manhood. You will find men striving and searching, learning and failing to learn, triumphing and aspiring; men who are lost and men navigating their way toward redemption. These stories don't just explore what it is to be a man or how to achieve manliness, but ultimately what it is to be a human—with all of its uncertainty, complexity, clumsiness, and beauty.

With contributions from literary luminaries as diverse as the subjects they capture, and curated by the editors of Esquire, National Book Award winner Colum McCann, and Narrative 4, a global nonprofit devoted to using storytelling as a means to empathy, The Book of Men might not teach you how to negotiate a deal or mix a Manhattan, but it does scratch at that most eternal of questions: What is a man?

About the Author


Colum McCann is the author of  books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

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Lisa Consiglio is the co-editor of The Book of Men.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250047762
ISBN-10: 1250047765
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
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