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    this NYT review decided meThe book is structured as an investigation into Shields’s own psyche and particular tastes He is masochistic to his marrow — not just sexually “I check the Mariners score on my phone hoping th

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    In his book The Trouble with Men Reflections on Sex Love Marriage Porn and Power David Shields suggestively points toward—his modus operandi if you will—classic Freudian paradigm less overt masochist as self characterized marriage as reenactment his parents’ doomed union The self referential notion of “masochism” riddled throughou

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    An intriguing challenging book with the ups and downs of a rollercoaster I received an advance reader’s copy of this book; I was immediately drawn in by the subject matter in the title At its best the book is vulnerable

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    Fucking hell what a boring book

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    The Trouble with Men is a letter to Shields’ wife a kind of dramatic monologue which asks the uestion how am I in love—in attrac

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    This book aims to be a short intensive immersion into the perils limits and possibilities of human intimacyIt is; that description says it all albeit true via a stream of consciousness string of pearls mostly in

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    Imagine you're on an airplane in the small middle seat reading David Shields' slim latest book The Trouble with Men And imagine that you hit page 17 with that ALL CAPS uotation from the goth waitress' t shirt and you wonder if your fellow passengers on the right and left are spying on you reading those same explicit phrase

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    I enjoy reading profanity in books This book really does not hold back I enjoy the reading of those sentences from all types of individuals that I would not have heard from if it was not from this book One thing that really stuck with me is t

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    An interesting possibly vital examination of human sexuality that includes much of the stuff that we like hearing the least Especially the parts about ineuality and domination It’s also not actually about men but women too and ho

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    I think sometimes that Shields conflates his own urge toward self destruction and risk with all men's but how could he not? And he's done the world a favor by championing this new form he barely has to ualify a single thing

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Than a deconstruction of  eros and conventional masculinity Masterfully woven throughout is an unmistakable and surprisingly tender  cri de coeur to his wife The risk and vulnerability on display are in the service of radical candor acerbic wit real emotion and profound insight exactly what we’ve come to expect from Shields who in an open invitation to the reader leaves everything on the pag. Imagine you re on an airplane in the small middle seat reading David Shields slim latest book The Trouble with Men And imagine that you hit page 17 with that ALL CAPS uotation from the goth waitress t shirt and you wonder if your fellow passengers on the right and left are spying on you reading those same explicit phrases and you re suddenly uncomfortable embarrassed maybe about sex and intimacy and strangers and boundaries That s exactly what Shields wants I think He wants you to be a little uneasy in your skin as you read The Trouble with Men because well he s a lot uneasy in his Reading this book is communion in a literal literary sense Shields sharing intimate facets of himself and bolstering them with attributed uotations so we might take a look at how we approach sex love marriage porn and power in our own lives And that inward view is the wonderful value of this book the fact that we re prodded to examine our lives as we gain an intimate view of Shields This book is smart risky and always surprising I d expect nothing less from Shields So now by the time you reach page 56 and you re halfway through your flight you don t care if your aisle mates read over your shoulder You want them to They might need exactly what Shields graciously offers up in The Trouble with Men Hell we all might

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David Shields’s  The Trouble with Men Reflections on Sex Love Marriage Porn and Power is an immersion into the perils limits and possibilities of human intimacy All at once a love letter to his wife a nervy reckoning with his own fallibility a meditation on the impact of porn on American culture and an attempt to understand marriage one marriage the idea of marriage all marriages  The Trouble. this NYT review decided meThe book is structured as an investigation into Shields s own psyche and particular tastes He is masochistic to his marrow not just sexually I check the Mariners score on my phone hoping they ve won but needing them to lose Yep I need to read this

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With Men is exuisitely balanced between the personal and the anthropological nakedness and restraint While unashamedly intellectual it’s also irresistibly readable and extremely moving Over five increasingly intimate chapters Shields probes the contours of his own psyche and marriage marshalling a chorus of other voices that leaven deepen and universalize his experience; his goal is nothing less. This book aims to be a short intensive immersion into the perils limits and possibilities of human intimacyIt is that description says it all albeit true via a stream of consciousness string of pearls mostly in the shape of uotes from a bunch of notables However the author s details are what s most interesting to meThere are loads of notes on the title such as this oneAristotle s theory of dramatic structure introduction rising action climax falling action d nouement is nothing or less than a diagram of the sexual act It doesn t mean the theory s true and it doesn t mean it isn t true It just means sex is everythingSeeing how men seldom reveal their emotions to each other and a lot of the time to themselves this book reveals insight into the mental activities proclivities and thoughts as strained through the author s mindI m riveted when people are forced to yield to the demands of war the moment in Hearts and Minds when two US soldiers fondling their Vietnamese prostitutes survey the centerfolds taped to the mirrored walls and for the benefit of the camera try to imitate heroic masculinityYou re frightened that you re going to see yourself there Or that you re going to find out what your husbanddad loverfriend thinks about you that s different from what you think about yourself Or that you re going to find out something about your spousechildparent you don t want to know Or worst of all that you re going to like it Sallie TisdaleAlfred Hitchcock whose mother would force him to stand at the foot of his bed for several hours as punishment and cold regal blondesBernie Madoff s mistress has a new book out detailing her affair with everyone s most hated financial advisor She notes that he has a small penis and while that didn t seem to inhibit their sexual pleasure she mentions it partially I assume in revenge for his treatment emotional and financial of her and partly because she thinks it may somewhat explain his personality Did Madoff s grandiosity emanate at all as compensation for his small penis Did he know that his wealth would help women overlook the fact that he was underendowed She seems to think so Or was he naturally arrogant insidious and pathologically unconcerned with the welfare of others Would he have behaved exactly as he did if he had a very large penis Pepper SchwartzIn short there are a lot of mini stories strewn throughout this book and it s not really provocative and neither is it sensational but it is interesting I like delving into these minds going for the small payoffs And they re not small in the sense that I didn t spend time thinking about them but I did which is the thing curt paragraphs tautly presented nicely stringed together in chapters that really made sense I highly recommend reading this bookWe are I know not how double within ourselves with the result that we do not believe what we believe and we cannot rid ourselves of what we condemn Michel de Montaigne