This is the end. Of men.

This is the end. Of men.

Are we in the American era of the disappearance of men? How does this manifest in literature and the arts? Have men become nothing more than spectators watching other men slap each other on the ass? What can be done about the epidemic of boy-men running around in America? Can men be salvaged? Should they be salvaged? Frank addresses these questions through the prism of the short story “Find the Bad Guy” by Jeffrey Eugenides. Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides (1993), Middlesex (2002), and The Marriage Plot (2011). The Virgin Suicides has been filmed, while Middlesex received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis.

Show Notes and Relevant Links:

85% of All Purchasing Decisions in U.S. Made by Women

NEW STUDY: Half of Black Men, 40% of White Men Arrested by Age 23

“Find the Bad Guy” by Jeffrey Eugenides
TIME.com: Men Are Obsolete
Joe Konrath’s Publishing Predictions 2014
The Real Writers Group Meet-up
Rob Ford
Paradise Lost Documentaries

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