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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 15, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083E4Y6G
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It's certainly a random lot of "manly" venues. Though it does have its moments of serious introspection and the book is somewhat educational (I'm now ready for a Jeopardy category entitled 'Horny Turkeys",) the work is ultimately just a light read of a nerdy, sarcastic guy's misadventures. The authors, Mr. Stein, Jon Ronson and A.J. Jacobs must have been separated at birth. All three guys are the first to come to mind when I need a light, hilarious pick-me-up. Heck, even the author's acknowledgements at the end of the work made me smile. I do hope Mr. Stein writes another one.
I am the author of the following book so I can relate to his short tales, I really did enjoy his book. Paul Pugliese Author of "Bedtime Horror Stories for Homeowners"
I finished it tonight. It is the funniest book I have read since the early works of Dave Barry and the late Lewis Grizzard. Every page from the introduction to the ending author's note is hilarious. Laugh out loud (LOL) funny! As an added bonus, it is one of the most honest books I have read. Only Richard Pryor's "Pryor Convictions" comes close to its candor.
The theme of the book is that upon learning that he is going to be the father of a SON, Joel panics and decides he must learn more about being a man. Each chapter takes us through a journey of self-discovery as Joel does "manly" things with day traders, firefighters, boy scouts, major league professionals, etc. His observations and reactions to various situations are all slices of comic gold.
The chapters are:
1. Surviving Outdoors
2. Rescuing the Helpless
3. Engaging in Competition
4. Bonding with Men
5. Making Money
6. Using Machines
7. Taming Animals
8. Building Shelter
9. Providing Food
10. Defending My Country
11. Protecting My Family
I would guess that every man that reads this book will find himself in at least some of these chapters. I know I did. I would also surmise that every woman that reads this book, will find her husband or boyfriend. I would also advise you shouldn't point it out to him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In his book Man Made Joel Stein describes his journey to discover and define masculinity. In order to do this, Stein faces activities that he believes separate men from women. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrew S.
If you are looking for an entertaining story about someone coming to terms with themselves then Man Made by Joel Stein is the book to read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Joel Stein’s Man Made, is a novel detailing one father’s need to be a man for his newborn son and the journey he set upon to accomplish it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
In search of finding that inner man he thinks he doesn’t have Joel stein in the book Man Made goes too far ends to investigate his manly half to relate to his... Read more
Joel Stein’s Man Made, a novel about his pursuits of manliness, tackles gender stereotypes in ways that are only partially successful. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Joel Stein never fails to deliver clever and witty prose. So many fun experiences shared.Published 9 months ago by Lash Fary
hilarious version, somewhat embellished for humor sake, of a man's journey into parenthood. didn't know wimps were so carefully designed in childhood by overprotective... Read morePublished 9 months ago by rebecca delgadillo
The first chapter or two were fine.. but then you realize every chapter is following the same script [insert new activity]
I wish I could get my money back.