Monday, March 9, 2015

Ill-Tempered White Dudes & Their Loss of Power

Journalist Kent Russell, who visits us on Thursday 3/12, talks to the Times Union's Elizabeth Floyd Mair about his new book, I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son (2015).

Q: Did the essays in this book start out as separate essays, or was the idea to write a book-length exploration of masculinity?

A: [S]ubconsciously, I was always chasing the same subject matter: ill-tempered white dudes and their strategies for coping with the loss of power. Subconsciously, I was always writing the book.

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