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The Trouble With Men by David Shields

The Trouble with Men

Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power

David Shields

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Imprint: Mad Creek Books
Publisher: Mad Creek Books
Publication date: 25 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780814255193

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 with Men is exquisitely balanced between the personal and the anthropological, nakedness and restraint.

4 stars out of 5
Blake Morrison
24 Feb 2019

"above all, there’s his curiosity and openness"

He may be breaking no taboos but what gives the book its frisson is the sound of an intellectual talking dirty... Above all, there’s his curiosity and openness, and his gift for collecting memorable quotations... The book comes with fulsome advance praise... And Shields’s truth-telling is certainly vulnerable.