Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation (Hardcover)

Notes from an Ongoing Investigation

By Laura Kipnis

Metropolitan Books, 9781627791878, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2014

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From the notoriously contrarian author of "Against Love," a witty and probing examination of why badly behaved men have been her lifelong fascination, on and off the page
It's no secret that men often behave in intemperate ways, but in recent years we've witnessed so many spectacular public displays of male excess disgraced politicians, erotically desperate professors, fallen sports icons that we're left to wonder whether something has come unwired in the collective male psyche.

In the essays collected here, Laura Kipnis revisits the archetypes of wayward masculinity that have captured her imagination over the years, scrutinizing men who have figured in her own life alongside more controversial public examples. Slicing through the usual cliches about the differences between the sexes, Kipnis mixes intellectual rigor and wit to give us compelling survey of the affinities, jealousies, longings, and erotics that structure the male-female bond.



About the Author

Laura Kipnis is the author of How to Become a Scandal, Against Love, and The Female Thing. A professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the NEA. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Slate, and Bookforum, among others. She lives in New York and Chicago.
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