November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Now you see her, now you don’t!
Self-Made Man isn’t truly about transsexualism at all though Norah Vincent does attempt to live fully as a man, including dating other women, during her period to see what it’s like to live as the other sex.
Self-Made Man is as the subtitle says: One woman’s journey into manhood and back again. Learning the tricks of a make-up artist, Norah Vincent created a look for herself that allowed her to infiltrate the most unlikely places such as a monastery. She even dated women as a man, believing that women would find her most desirable because she was what women said they wanted–a sensitive guy.
There are mixed reviews on this book, but personally I found it fascinating. While she’s no psychologist, she does offer some insights not just into men but into women’s treatment of men. @ HQ1075 .V546 2006
This review was originally published in the Newton Gresham Library’s newsletter Books & Bytes Vol. 5 Issue 4.