Straight White Male (Paperback)John Niven (author)
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Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
"There's nothing faster, sadder or funnier than John Niven on men. I cried three times and laughed fifty. Magnificent." -- Caitlin Moran
"John Niven has much, much more fun with Kennedy's drinking, fornicating, fighting, time-wasting antics than with his putative rehabilitation, and the reader does, too. We can't help rooting for Kennedy, a seducer but never a misogynist; a charmer who rushes at life with zest and brio ... Straight White Male is a sharp and knowing satire of the film industry, publishing and academia ... Thoroughly enjoyable." -- Suzi Feay * Guardian *
"It takes confidence to write a book critiquing books and writers, with a central character who's abundantly free with his views, but Niven shouldn't be underestimated...The tone here is authentic ... Funny and angry, for sure, yet also thought and humane ... Straight White Male is strong indeed." * The Times *
"Straight White Male is in some ways a return to the coruscating satirical landscape of Niven's debut, yet blended with a maturity and emotional depth that will have the reader shedding a tear as well as laughing in guilty outrage ...[Niven] creates a truly moving examination of male midlife crisis, and what it means to be a son, a father, a husband and all the rest. Hilarious and heartfelt in equal measure, this is another candidate for novel of the year." * The Big Issue *
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