Author: Jerry Pinto
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140267159
Provocative and wise by urns and always witty, it is a mercilessly astute commentary on the notion of masculinity and the relationship between the sexes.
It used to be simple in Father's day: he was born a man. He began by having a penis, and everything else somehow just fell into place. But there is now a strange new species around, The Modern Woman - urban, middle-class, uncompromising, and sure of her place in the world. It is entirely likely tat she will not cook for you, clean your house, iron your Y-fronts, press your legs, or even have your babies. She earns her own money, has a mind of her own, and she is judging you all the time. Masculinity is now under constant examination. And there are hundred different ways in which a man can fail.
In this guide for the CIM (Confused Indian Man) of the nineties, Jerry Pinto provides tips on how to get by in the new world - how to survive he woman you love, or the one who dumps you; your wife, or your ex-wife; your daughter; your other; your female colleagues. As he leads boys, young and old, by the hand through the worst-case scenarios, he also answers some pressing questions about manhood:
- Should men cry?
- Is it possible to be generous about being dumped?
- Should a man trust a woman who says she trusts him?
- Is sex really a two-way thing?
Would being a sea horse solve all of a man's problems?
- Just how much can a man endure?
Funny, funky . . Guaranteed to raise both feminist and chauvinist hackles in equal measure. - Business Standard