Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collideby Maureen Dowd
Four decades after the sexual revolution, nothing has worked out the way it was supposed to. The sexes are circling each other as uneasily and cimically as ever, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist digs into the Y and X files, exploring the myths and muddles of sexual combat in the modern world.
“Fun...plenty of style and wit.”—Baltimore Sun
“She'll keep you turning pages...Dowd has a voice that carries.”—People
“No one vets the culture with a keener eye than Dowd.”—Chicago Tribune
“Maureen Dowd has waded into the one topic more controversial than politics: sexual politics.”—Austin American-Statesman
“The New York Times columnist is dizzyingly well-read and well-rounded, with references from Oscar Wilde to Valley of the Dolls. My favorite part was when she casually flund the phrase 'as Carmen Miranda used to say' into a discussion of the Enron scandal...very lively...always entertaining.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“[Dowd] discusses sexual realities and absurdities, doing so with the same verve and nerve with which she handled the other hot-button topic—politics—in her 2004 bestseller, Bushworld...hilarious, cutting, and provocative.”—Booklist
“Readable, provocative, and entertaining.”—*Library Journal
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- 13 Years
Meet the Author
Born in Washington, Maureen Dowd began her journalism career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. From there she went to Times magazine, then moved to The Times’s Washington bureau in 1986 to cover politics. She has covered seven presidential campaigns and served as a White House correspondent. In 1995 she became a columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed page and in 1999 won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.
In addition to her two New York Times bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, Dowd has written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Mademoiselle, Sports Illustrated and others.
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I purchased this book for my wife because we both enjoy Maureen Dowd's newspaper columns. We both had a good time reviewing and comparing notes.
I liked the first one fourth of this book as far as entertaing reading goes. But then it got boring....So, I skimmed the rest of it. If the whole book was as good as the first part, I would have given it 5 stars. I am not a liberal. But like a lot of women, I am always trying to gain more insight into the male brain. I only paid five bucks for this book and I got about five bucks worth of entertainment out of it. I thought the cover was really cute though. Some of my suspicions about the male mind were confirmed by this book. I think the first few chapters are worth the bargain price.