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{Book} Ý The Trouble with Men ê 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 While Unashamedly Intellectual, It S Also Irresistibly Readable And Extremely Moving Over Five Increasingly Intimate Chapters, Shields Probes The Contours Of His Own Psyche And Marriage, Marshalling A Chorus Of Other Voices That Leaven, Deepen, And Universalize His Experience His Goal Is Nothing Less Than A Deconstruction Of Eros And Conventional Masculinity Masterfully Woven Throughout Is An Unmistakable And Surprisingly Tender Cri De Coeur To His Wife The Risk And Vulnerability On Display Are In The Service Of Radical Candor, Acerbic Wit, Real Emotion, And Profound Insight Exactly What We Ve Come To Expect From Shields, Who, In An Open Invitation To The Reader, Leaves Everything On The Page.


10 thoughts on “The Trouble with Men

  1. Michelle Pearsall Michelle Pearsall says:

    In his book The Trouble with Men Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power, David Shields suggestively points toward his modus operandi, if you will classic Freudian paradigm less overt masochist as self characterized , marriage as reenactment his parents doomed union The self referential notion of masochism riddled throughout the book becomes part mask in stark opposition to his naked, confessional narrative style a smoke and mirrors technique to cloak his deepest, most guarded feelings.As he questions the allegorical you wife Are you in love with me Do you like making love with me Do you love making love with me he exposes a marriage seemingly devoid of baseline connectivity despite decades spent together Don t answer, Shields says, putting emotion aside, flirting and fantasizing in a safe way outside of his marriage Why conside...


  2. Matthew Getter Matthew Getter says:

    An intriguing, challenging book with the ups and downs of a rollercoaster I received an advance reader s copy of this book I was immediately drawn in by the subject matter in the title At its best, the book is vulnerable and unflinching Speaking directly to his wife, the author puts himself on display without any of the posturing typical of masculinity in our culture The third chapter, on sex, is the most intimate thing I ve read in a long time However, the text had lows than highs for me I often found myself confused as to the speaker and context in many of the pa...


  3. C.E. Poverman C.E. Poverman says:

    The Trouble with Men is a letter to Shields wife, a kind of dramatic monologue which asks the question how am I in love in attraction, turned on, turned off with you and how are you in love with me turned on, turned off It seems to address and seek the source of what has been a gathering crisis in the narrator, which is, well, just everything, even going back to his having been in an incubator as a baby The why now of the story or question is cosmic and, therefore, in a sense, generic generalized, which is why the writer can t bring this to a focus or resolution he would probably dismiss the notion of resolution All is all, unknowable, all is process, all is IS He is writing an origin story without a narrative, without cause and effect, or an action, other than the act of addressing the question to his wife The origin story is, when it is grounded ...


  4. Niklas Pivic Niklas Pivic says:

    This book aims to be a short, intensive immersion into the perils, limits, and possibilities of human intimacy.It is that description says it all, albeit true via a stream of consciousness string of pearls, mostly in the shape of quotes from a bunch of notables However, the author s details are what s most interesting to me.There are loads of notes on the title, such as this one Aristotle s theory of dramatic structure introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, d nouement is nothing or less than a diagram of the sexual act It doesn t mean the theory s true, and it doesn t mean it isn t true It just means sex is everything.Seeing how men seldom reveal their emotions to each other and, a lot of the time, to themselves this book reveals insight into the mental activities, proclivities, and thoughts, as strained through the author s mind.I m...


  5. Scott T. Gould Scott T. Gould says:

    Imagine you re on an airplane, in the small middle seat, reading David Shields slim, latest book, The Trouble with Men And imagine that you hit page 17, with that ALL CAPS quotation from the goth waitress t shirt, and you wonder if your fellow passengers on the right and left are spying on you, reading those same explicit phrases, and you re suddenly uncomfortable embarrassed, maybe about sex and intimacy and strangers and boundaries That s exactly what Shields wants, I think He wants you to be a little uneasy in your skin as you read The Trouble with Men, because, well, he s a lot uneasy in his Reading this book is communion in a literal, literary sense Shields sharing intimate facets of himself and bolstering them with attributed quotations so we might take a look at how we approach sex, love, marriage, porn, and power in our own lives And that i...


  6. Mario Morales Mario Morales says:

    I enjoy reading profanity in books This book really does not hold back I enjoy the reading of those sentences from all types of individuals that I would not have heard from if it was not from this book One thing that really stuck with me is the part when they say there is a huge difference between saying love you and I love you that right there is gold that I makes all the difference I also like the candid stories from individuals first time trying things as well The last part is how some individuals would tell someone that they crossed the line in the bedroom, but later hindsight being all the rage they really enjoy...


  7. Brooks Brooks says:

    This is a book to wrestle with I think it was good, but ask me in a few weeks after I ve thought about it some .


  8. Chad Chad says:

    Very open and honest book.