20 Books to Read in Your Twenties for Dudes | Penguin Random House CanadaNo, read in order to live. After 84 days of failing to catch a fish, a fisherman vows to sail farther out into the gulfstream to reel in a big one. I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things. This book is about the incessant drive of responsibility sometimes misguided that a man feels to be a man.
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A group of narcissistic, moneyed Hollywood spawn spend their time taking drugs, drinking and shagging each other in the back of their Porches. What you wish your youth was like, basically. A tale of unbridled excess and, naturally, subsequent destruction. Our journalist narrator tries to penetrate the glamorous New York scene, but is hampered by his alarming ability to always say the wrong thing. A great lesson in how not tackle your first move to the big city. Thought you had it tough? Growing up gay, Greek and with a lisp in North Carolina, USA, Sedaris tells the story of his youth through a series of hilarious essays.
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GQ staff have put their heads together and come up with a definitive list of books no man or woman should be without. Nobody is obliged to read the classics, but having a few big names — both from the pantheon of greats and recent titans of the award season — is a great conversation starter, a mark of your engagement with the cultural sphere and a sign of your willingness to explore alternate viewpoints. Christoper Isherwood produced many literary masterpieces during his lifetime, but for us A Single Man secures the top spot. Sure, he thrived in the late Thirties with his Berlin fiction wonderful, for the record , but as the Sixties commenced, he shifted his attention to Los Angeles: both literally and fictionally. The reason for A Simple Man 's brilliance is this: throughout, Isherwood grapples with identity, bereavement and an understanding of self-development while also being a pioneer of gay fiction in America.