The Reluctant Metrosexual: Dispatches from an Almost Hip Life

By Peter Hyman
Read by Peter Hyman

6.93 Hours 09/01/2004 unabridged
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Read by the author, an essayist and stand-up comedian, this collection of hilarious essays is about a single guy attempting to live on the right side of hip. If Peter Hyman is a metrosexual, a straight man with gay tastes, then he is one reluctantly, being loath to hitch himself to an au courant cultural trend unless doing so would get him a movie deal or an actual girlfriend. Peter Hyman’s musings, more pop cultural than philosophical, range from the heartfelt to the absurd, whether he’s describing the scotch-soaked grief of a bad breakup or his unfortunate attempt at a ménage à trois. With sophistication and enviable wit, The Reluctant Metrosexual chronicles the promiscuity and perils of modern manhood.

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Read by the author, an essayist and stand-up comedian, this collection of hilarious essays is about a single guy attempting to live on the right side of hip.

If Peter Hyman is a metrosexual, a straight man with gay tastes, then he is one reluctantly, being loath to hitch himself to an au courant cultural trend unless doing so would get him a movie deal or an actual girlfriend.

Peter Hyman’s musings, more pop cultural than philosophical, range from the heartfelt to the absurd, whether he’s describing the scotch-soaked grief of a bad breakup or his unfortunate attempt at a ménage à trois. With sophistication and enviable wit, The Reluctant Metrosexual chronicles the promiscuity and perils of modern manhood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hyman comes off as an everyman probing the outer edges of modern, mainstream, urban existence, and his essays recount his exploits with startling, often hilarious results.” Publishers Weekly
“He writes about being unemployed, computer dating, Brazilian bikini waxes, leather pants, metrosexuality in general, and how to blow up a relationship with someone you love. His genuine sense of loss over this last part informs much of the book and makes the title worthy of a purchase; for larger public libraries.” Library Journal
“A stand-up comedian, [Hyman] is the perfect reader for his stories of a smart man who puts himself in stupid situations, here and abroad. His voice is deep, almost harsh, yet precise and ironic.” AudioFile
“Hyman takes on contemporary culture with a scalpel and a smirk.” Booklist
“Winsome, amusing, and intelligent debut collection of essays by a slacker cursed with taste, mildly astounded that a Queer Eye-influenced world has caught up with him.” Kirkus Review 

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Author Bio: Peter Hyman

Peter Hyman, a former Vanity Fair staffer, has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, New York magazine, Travel + Leisure, and various other national publications. He is also a professional comic and has performed at venues across the country. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English