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The Average American Male: A Novel Paperback – March 13, 2007
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“[B]uy Chad’s book. It’s a blueprint of how the mind--and penis--of a typical American male works.” (Maddox, New York Times bestselling author of THE ALPHABET OF MANLINESS)
“[A] brilliant send-up of the way ...the male point of view has been misrepresented by militant feminists.” (Toby Young, New York Times bestselling author of HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE)
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Top Customer Reviews
The strength of the book is the way it reflects and depicts the emptiness and lack of direction of our times. The main character is empty because our time is superficial. In the whole story,, we basically follow him through two relationships, first with a marriage obsessed girl, Casey, and later with a "cool" girlfriend, Alyna, who ends up just as another version of Casey and all other women.
Our anti-hero is so detached and passionless that we don't even know what his work is. He doesn't care. He has no goals, no career, no talent, no need for personal development. No plan-B. He just goes with the flow. He spends all his time playing video games and masturbating. It seems that the lack of passion for life left his mind so void that he needs to fill it with sexual imagery and fantasies about having sex with any girl he sees on the street. We never see any mention of his family, like he was born of nothing, with no traditions. I cant even remember if the author gives us his name, but it really doesn't matter much, because he has no distinct personality.
I liked the plot, not because it is engaging, but because it fits perfectly the message of the book. The hero dates Casey because this way he can get easy sex. Casey takes the reigns of the relationship. He only follows her: to the mall, to the restaurant he doesn't like, etc.Read more ›
Chad Kultgen's The Average American Male is a horrible book. That being said, it's is a rather entertaining read. How can that be? Let me put it this way, every man in the world should read this book as an example of what never to be, then it should be rounded up and burned Fahrenheit-451 style. Kultgen's book is a beautiful exaggeration of the worst thoughts a late-teens boy has ever had. As such, no women should ever be allowed the glimpse into the terrible mind of a young male exaggerated in such a fashion. This book is the reason for militant feminism and must be read with the greatest of care. It must be known, this is not how men really are. The protagonist is clearly an exaggeration of filthy ideas and crass humor that no just god would ever create in a real human being. However, it is sometimes amusing to read about someone doing the mean stuff that you would never do yourself. That being said, let me give you a basic summary of the plot.
The book begins with an "average" American male who is actually a little better off than average, has a college degree, and lives in Hollywood. The unnamed man is in a relationship with a girl that he is plainly bored with. He is overly judgmental of his girlfriend's looks and thus very disappointed with her appearance. He doesn't get sex as much as he wants and feels that his girl should spend more time doing fun things like playing video games and less time doing things like standing in line for a Marie Osmond book signing (which you could imagine would be a bad place for a loud-mouth, ass of a man like him).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was okay. I may have enjoyed it more without the constant "Audible.com" adds to add audible to my purchase. Once, at the time of purchase would have been fine. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book was recommended to me by a friend and has been a great read so far. A+Published 3 months ago by Anthony Bacon
Although often entertaining I stopped reading halfway through. He's too much of a scum bag and it made me sad for men and to be a girl.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really tried to get through the entire book. I just couldn't. I was wondering if this is really how men think. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Chad Kultgen books are not for the easily offended. If you like dark views on our current social climate with vulgar language and situations, this book is for you. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joseph