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Publisher's Summary

Men have been the dominant sex since - well, the dawn of mankind. And yet, as journalist Hanna Rosin discovered, that long-held truth is no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, women are no longer merely gaining on men; they have pulled decisively ahead by almost every measure. Already "the end of men" - the phrase Rosin coined - has entered the lexicon as indelibly as Simone de Beauvoir’s "second sex", Betty Friedan’s "feminine mystique", Susan Faludi’s "backlash", and Naomi Wolf’s "beauty myth" have.
This landmark, once-in-a-generation book will take its place alongside the works of those authors, forever changing the way we talk about men and women and what happens between them. Rosin reveals how the new world order came to be, and how it is dramatically shifting dynamics in every arena and at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up - even kill - have turned the big picture upside down, not just in the United States but all over the world. And in The End of Men she helps us to see how both men and women can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.
©2012 Hanna Rosin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Darren on 12-05-12

Great book, don't care for the reader's style

I'm a fan of Hanna Rosin's work, and this is a very thoughtful, well-reported book. It's a little sensationalist in places, but overall feels exceptionally well-researched and evenly written.

I don't care for Ms. Merlington's reading, though. I suspected something might go amiss because in the opening credits, she's credited as 'performing' the book, not reading it.

I don't think it's appropriate in a non-fiction book for the reader to adopt voices and accents for the character. That's an act of interpretation that can be very effective in fiction, but shouldn't be applied to actual people. The way Ms. Merlington reads a quotation--the tone, the pacing, the inflection--all add a significant layer of subjective meaning to it.

I haven't heard this style in audio non-fiction books, and I hope it's not a growing trend. I much prefer a 'straight' reading for non-fiction works.

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By F. Burke on 03-17-13

Good information, poor narration

What did you like best about The End of Men? What did you like least?

Hanna Rsin does a lovely job elucidating the challenges working class americans face in the new economy, and explaining how women are adapting and men aren't.
The reporting is sometimes too anecdotal to come across as authoratative, but the anecdotes make the book more lively.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was way too emotive and often judgemental of the people in the book. The voices she used for them were terrible.

Any additional comments?

I wish this had been read by the author. Rosin has a lovely voice and a great presence in podcasts.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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