The Great Big Book of Guys

The Great Big Book of Guys

Alphabetical Encounters With Men

Book - 2004
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With The Great Big Book of Guys, Erika Ritter has written the book on men. Literally. She's been observing the species for as long as she can remember, and has come into direct contact with a fair few of them. Her alphabetical itinerary for this tour of the masculine world starts with Amigos and ends with Zealots, travelling via Codgers, Dads, Fornicators, Heroes, List-Makers, Non-Committals, Outlaws, Reruns, Underdogs, Varmints, and many others (14 others, to be exact).
A lifetime of experience is distilled into this very funny, honest, andpiercingly clever book, a kind of one-woman anthology of personal memoir, imaginary encounters, and hard-won wisdom about the many varieties of the creatures known as men. Ritter writes about her Catholic childhood in southern Saskatchewan, about her father, about the priests who sometimes taught her and heard her confession, and about the adult family friend who she, at age 14, thought was destined to be her lover. She writes about her university days and early grown-up loves, and about her best friend and her husband, both of whom it turned out were gay. She writes about holiday flings and other romantic hits and misses, and about the exes in her life with whom she has managed to stay friends. And she writes about the men she's never personally known, like Barbie's ex-boyfriend Ken, and the evolutionary dead-end Kennewimp Man, and the many larger-than-life men who have entered her imagination through TV and the silver screen.
The Great Big Book of Guys will bring laughs, sighs, and nods of recognition from any reader who has ever thrown a spear in the battle of the sexes.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2004.
ISBN: 9780771075360
Branch Call Number: 305.31 R614
Characteristics: 322 p.


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