Where Men Hide

(Author) (Photographer)

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Columbia University Press
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7.32 X 9.3 X 0.92 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

James B. Twitchell is professor of English and advertising at the University of Florida and author of many books, including Adcult USA and Lead Us Into Temptation. He is also the author of 20 Ads That Shook the World, For Shame, and Branded Nation. Ken Ross has been a fine art photographer and educator for over thirty years. His photography has been displayed in numerous exhibits and featured in the New York Times and Esquire magazine. He has been awarded a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant and a New Jersey Artist Fellowship for the photographs seen in Where Men Hide.


An enjoyable and provocative read.--Margo Hammond "St. Petersburg Times "
Carefully composed to capture what might be called the aesthetic of male clutter.--Mike Seely "Seattle Weekly "
What Joseph Campbell did for mythology, Twitchell and Ross have done for garages, strip clubs and other masculine hideouts.--Finn-Olaf Jones "Forbes Life "
A funny, warm account of men and their self-made retreats... Twitchell pays homage to men's caverns of yore.--Jim Walsh "City Pages "
Twitchell describes, informs, explains, analyzes, and enlightens... In Twitchell's book I can see myself and men I know.--David Maloof "Boston Sunday Globe "
Reading these essays is like listening to a witty and broadly knowledgeable after-dinner speaker entertain and enlighten.--Steven M. Gelber, Santa Clara University "Winterthur Portfolio "
For men who like to think about manhood... and women who are wondering what the attraction is of that grimy garage.--Publishers Weekly
Readers will find much to enjoy.--Library Journal
By blending anecdote, research and keen observation, the author and photographer bring this little-discussed and controversial phenomenon to light.--menstuff.com
Twitchell explores what it means to be male.--US Airways Magazine
Arguing passionately for the continued importance of male bonding and of certain places where no girls are allowed.--Brilliant Magazine
Any library strong in sociology... will find this an important acquisition.--The Midwest Book review