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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (6 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141981741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141981741
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 164 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An eloquent and witty tour guide through the fun house that is masculinity ... He's just the man for the job (Dwight Garner, Books of the Times The New York Times)

A funny, engaging, and at times penetrating trek through the tricky landscape of contemporary masculinity ... [Perry is] a cultural luminary (Jason Heller NPR)

Pithy and insightful ... The Descent of Man fits into the tradition of the 18th-century treatise, a plea for a new, enlightened social order in the manner of Mary Wollstonecraft or William Hazlitt (Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic)

A joy to read (William Leith Financial Times)

[Perry] is thoroughly engaging and charismatic ... His personality shines through (Clive Davis The Times)

GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT our country would look if he was. (Caitlin Moran)

Thoughtful, clearly written and a joy to read (Evening Standard)

A fabulous book (Victoria Hislop)

With its non-macho slender girth and personal, engaging approach, [The Descent of Man] is a breeze of a read, and one that makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently ... Grayson Perry has written the very book I wanted to write (Matt Haig Guardian)

From the Back Cover

Men. There are a lot of them about. We all know one. Grayson Perry is one. But what makes a man? How does masculinity operate? Could it be in need of an urgent upgrade? Here Grayson looks at how this could make the world a better place - for everyone.


'I love Grayson Perry' Sandi Toksvig

'This man is so wonderfully unique that he single-handedly makes up for Brexit' Caitlin Moran

'Fabulous' Victoria Hislop

'He says the things we wish we had thought of, and asks the questions that we want to ask' Daily Telegraph

'A national treasure' Vogue

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