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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Kipnis is a gifted stylist and inquisitive thinker, and she writes essays in a tentative and self-questioning mode that’s at least as old as Montaigne.

This is Kipnis as an old-school feminist, and she kills at it. She excels as both crusader and critic.

Slate : Man Down (December 01, 2014)

Kipnis paints all this male anxiety in the face of women’s growing power as both humorous and poignant.

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (November 18, 2014)

Collection: Metropolitan Books

Language: English

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