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The Descent of Man


I read this Grayson Perry book a few years ago, but was recently reminded of it and am going in for a second turn.

Between its covers, Grayson dismantles masculinity, showing it for what it often is – macho and outdated.


He asks what sort of men would make the world a better place, for everyone? What would happen if we embraced a different idea of what makes a man?

As usual, I actually listened to this rather than read. Recommend this format – Grayson’s dulcet tones made the book all the more a pleasure.


The Descent of Man appeared in Issue 6 in the Read section.