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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joel Stein Narrator: Joel Stei Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The smudge looked suspiciously penis-like. The doctor confirmed: “That’s the baby’s penis!” which caused not celebration, but panic. Joel pictured having to go camping and fix a car and use a hammer and throw a football and watch professionals throw footballs and figure out whether to be sad or happy about the results of said football throwing.

So begins his quest to confront his effete nature whether he likes it or not (he doesn’t), by doing a twenty-four-hour shift with LA firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, driving a Lamborghini, enduring three days of boot camp with the US Army, day-trading with $100,000, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Seeking help from a panel of experts, including his manly father-in-law, Boy Scouts, former NFL star Warren Sapp, former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Adam Carolla, and a pit bull named Hercules, he expects to learn that masculinity is defined not by the size of his muscles, but by the size of his heart (also technically a muscle). This is not at all what he learns.

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About the Author

Joel Stein grew up in Edison, New Jersey, went to Stanford, and in 1997 became a staff writer for Time magazine. In 1998 he began writing his sophomoric humor column, which now appears on the back page of the magazine every week. He also writes many other articles for Time and has contributed to the New YorkerGQEsquireDetailsFood & WineTravel & Leisure, WiredReal SimpleSunsetPlayboyElle, and many more. He has appeared as a talking head on many television shows, taught a class in humor writing at Princeton, and wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times for four years. He and his wife live in Los Angeles with their son.