One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back AgainBook - 2006
Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man , her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man's world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin ( Black Like Me ), Norah spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren't around. As Ned, she joins a bowling team, takes a high-octane sales job, goes on dates with women (and men), visits strip clubs, and even manages to infiltrate a monastery and a men's therapy group. At once thought- provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism.