The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom

The Bastard on the Couch Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love Loss Fatherhood and Freedom The husband of The Bitch in the House responds with a collection of original pieces by male writers about what men desire need love and loathe in their relationships today Cathi Hanauer s bestselli

  • Title: The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom
  • Author: DanielJones
  • ISBN: 9780060565343
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The husband of The Bitch in the House responds with a collection of original pieces by male writers about what men desire, need, love, and loathe in their relationships today Cathi Hanauer s bestselling The Bitch in the House 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage spurred a national conversation about the level of friction in contemThe husband of The Bitch in the House responds with a collection of original pieces by male writers about what men desire, need, love, and loathe in their relationships today Cathi Hanauer s bestselling The Bitch in the House 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage spurred a national conversation about the level of friction in contemporary marriages and relationships Now her husband, Daniel Jones, has rallied the men for the literary equivalent of The Full Monty, in which twenty seven thoughtful, passionate, and often hilarious men lay it bare when it comes to their wives and girlfriends, their hopes and fears.Enough with pop psychiatrists telling us why men lie, cheat, and want nothing than to laze around the house in front of the TV Enough with women wondering aloud at increasing volume why the men in their lives behave the way they do The time has come for men to speak for themselves.Many of the husbands and fathers in these pages contemplate aspects of their personal lives they ve never before revealed in print they kick open the door on their marriages and sex lives, their fathering and domestic conflicts, their most intimate relationships and situations Yet unlike the average meat and potatoes father who still rules the roost, these men are grappling with new ideas of manhood some that they are going after and grabbing, and others that are being thrust upon them by a changing world.Powerful, heartfelt, and irreverent, The Bastard on the Couch is a bold, unprecedented glimpse into the dark corners and glaring truths of modern relationships that is guaranteed to amuse, entertain, enrich, and provoke.

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    1. Daniel Jones, author of Love Illuminated Exploring Life s Most Mystifying Subject with the Help of 50,000 Strangers , has edited the Modern Love column in the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times since its inception in October 2004 His other books include two essay anthologies, Modern Love and The Bastard on the Couch, and a novel, After Lucy, which was a finalist for the Barnes Noble Discover Award His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Parade, Real Simple, Harper s Bazaar, and elsewhere Originally from Pittsburgh, he attended the University of Virginia and the University of Arizona His currently lives with his wife, writer Cathi Hanauer, and their two children in Northampton, Massachusetts.

    2. A compilation of 27 essays by guys on love and life. Highly underwhelming; common theme of how women now have the same jobs that used to be held only by men, a fair amount of women make more than their spouse/significant other, and *gasp* can even have children by themselves. What DO we need men for anyways? Apparently so they can whine and complain about their current underappreciated status and extoll the virtues of cheating, I mean, enjoying varied experiences that are commonly looked down up [...]

    3. If you would like to read a book about a bunch of men bitching about “modern” women and “modern” marriage, have I got the book for you: The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom. Not all the essays are masterpieces of passive-aggressive hostility, but many of them are. There’s at least one essay that screams “Woman issues! Woman issues!” because it is particularly bitter and nasty. However, most of these ess [...]

    4. This essay collection is the companion to Cathi Hanauer’s The Bitch in the House. The editor, Daniel Jones, is Hanauer’s husband. He has endeavored to bring a male perspective to the topics presented in Hanauer’s book, such as household equality, gender roles in parenting, the “feminist backlash”, adultery, and men’s perceived ineptitude. The essays were quite enlightening and had very valuable information to convey about how these men are dealing with these issues in their own lives [...]

    5. I came across this book in the library and thought it was an interesting premise. Unfortunately, after just four of the essays, I picked up on a common theme presenting itself: "I'm a dude and I'm so confused about what/how/who I'm supposed to be in this cray-cray woman-are-equal world." This ruined the entire effort for me. I wonder when we men are going to move past the woe is me paradigm. Get over it already - treat other people with the same level of respect that you yourself would appreciat [...]

    6. This is really, really interesting reading. This is like the antithesis of the Lifetime Network. It's what the "bitches in the houses" and Lifetime Network execs don't want you to read--stories about love and marriage written from a male perspective. There are some very depressing stories written by some guys that you can immediately tell just don't have it together, and there're also some very heartfelt, sweet stories written by men who seem to be very happy with their relationships and positio [...]

    7. worked hard to enjoy it few essays made sense to me, "My life as a Housewife", "Chivalry on Ice" some others were interesting althogh foreign to my reality "Confessions of a Boy Toy" "my Marriage, My affairs-His Story", "The Hole in the Window", "She didn't want a S.N.A.G; she wanted me". Definitely disagree with the wife's role in "My list of Chores" or "Father of the year" not all of us women are like that. I want to understand how is it scheduling and alternating a "week of hell" for the coup [...]

    8. Both these books ---"The Woman's book (which came out first) --which both have sleezy titles --(as in they sound like they might be written my any 'knucklehead' off the street --but ALL of these short stories are each written by successful talented 'authors'.which is what 'adds' an extra special punch to these books.I had given my copies away to a friend several years ago ---(and am now buying the books again). I miss having them --sharing them with my friends!These are fun stories to read on a [...]

    9. When I read the cover and inside flap I expected this book to be a slightly humorous look at the dynamic relationship marriage has become. Instead I was disappointed by a series of stories about how marriage just isn't what it used to be and how the "traditional" marriage is off base in today’s world. As a married man I felt no relation to the authors and in fact felt that a lot of it was just bitching about why their lives aren't the way they hoped. I gave the book two stars because I at leas [...]

    10. I was looking forward to reading this book because I really like Bitch in the House and I was looking forward to hearing the male perspective. I found this book depressing. Also, I think because the essays are all written by writers I am not sure if it relates much to the typical male - like you are just getting the perspective of men who are all writers rathern than a bigger cross section of men.

    11. All of these essays were readable, but I felt like most of them didn't really capture the spirit of its companion book. An annoyingly large number of the essays also fell back on "Men are like X, women are like Y" stereotypes and clichés. Seriously, being good at parenting and housework is not encoded into every woman's DNA or anything.

    12. Some of these essays made me really angry, some were not that well written or didn't grip me, but some gave me a lot to think about and hopefully discuss with my husband. It was interesting to read about relationships from the male perspective, especially when so many had obviously given the issues a lot of thought. But like any collection of essays, you take the good with the bad.

    13. Only interested in about half of the essays, and disappointed by most. Most of the men just seemed sort of bewildered at where they found themselves and confused by their harpy wives. I tended to feel more for them than their wives, but did not relate to the shrugging-it-off endings and disinclination to dealing with the issues head-on.

    14. I was surprised at how much I liked this book. The men who tell their stories on the title's mentioned topics are very honest. I mean, VERY honest. moreso than I probably wanted them to. however, it also gave me great perspective on men, all the way from cheating, lying, fatherhood, working, and being in a commited relationship.

    15. Great companion to The Bitch in the House. I enjoyed Bastard more than Bitch, probably because I'm already pretty familiar with the she-said side of things. Read both, and hug your partner.

    16. I absolutely loved The Bitch in the House, the companion volume written by women, so I was excited to hear the male perspective on this. It was.essing. I think Jones managed to round up a particularly self-indulgent group of male trophy husband "writers," with a few good ones in the mix.What kept me reading this book is its terrifying accuracy about domestic life between men and women. I recently heard someone describe living with one's partner as fraught with tiny rejections, and even in the be [...]

    17. In The Bitch in the House, women attempted to sort out their place in a brave new world that often had no clear-cut guidelines, rules or reliable map about how to behave in the household and/or workplace. Now the men have their say.This book is an eye-popping account from various men from wildly dissimilar walks of life. Whether they are upper class or lower class, executives, bouncers or convicts, these men pour out their thoughts and emotions into what it means to be male in a world that has s [...]

    18. I enjoyed it. It was pretty clear from the intro that the group demographic was a very narrow one, so I was taking that into account. (And it's the same group demographic as pretty much every other state-of-society book/article anyway.) Few pieces were as hilarious as the intro promised, although many were cute. Interesting how the downer ones were all together at the end; to give a serious lasting impression, maybe. And I really couldn't see how the piece from the inmate fit into the theme. The [...]

    19. The book was OK, but I ran out of time, and returned it to the library unfinished. It wasn't compelling enough for me to get it again. Many of the writers hailed from New York, and if there were two words that seemed to describe negotiations in their relationships, my impression would be "unkind" and "petty." No, not all of them, and not just one gender or the other. It made me glad for my significant lifelong friendships. Several of the men were in the position of the stay-at-home dad, and they [...]

    20. I wavered between two and three stars. The few essays that spoke to me are really good (really), honest with the reader and themselves. The others, though, made me feel like I was listening to my daughter's pre-K classmates, only with deeper voices and more complex syntax. The whining made me want to tell them to go sit in the corner until they worked out why they wanted to be in a relationship with a woman in the first place. The essays in which the writers recognized their mistakes (as well as [...]

    21. To be clear, I see that a lot of these guys are writers and that was a bit of an inside joke to me. However, catching Steven Rinehart's name threw me for a loop because, he hasn't always been a writer.Growing up opposite the norm, I got some interesting perspective on the relationship dicotomy, and have yet to really figure it out. This book at least made me feel a bit better knowing that, the true equality that the men of previous generations claimed to advocate is harder to develop than one mi [...]

    22. I got this because there were a lot of stories in Bitch in the House that I could identify with. It was really interesting to read how men think but it wasn't pertinent to most couples I know because many many of the stories were about men who stay at home with kids. But I guess that's where you get writer guys; working from home, sharing duties with their wives. I wanted more stories about men & women in more traditional roles and how women's options nowadays impact men. In many ways, this [...]

    23. I felt that I could relate to the women's version of this book but still really enjoyed it. I thought that the final story- "Father of the Year" was one of the best. A great way to end the book. It was really poignant and honest. The best stories of the book were the ones that were the honest and forthcoming unconventional tales. Some of the stories tended to drone on about how they were nagged by their wives and how they became a bit passive aggressive about it. All in all, a good readanks for [...]

    24. A great chance to read what my fellow men think about and experience in a range of life experiences and feelings. These aren't the kinds of things I get to talk about with friends and acquaintances (hopefully with time this trend of men being a wall of silence on these matters will change as masculinity and manhood comes to be understood in a more progressive way) so I got a lot out of this book.

    25. A great collection of short stories (ie. easy to read) that tackled the way that men feel about so many things. I thought the pieces about gender roles and home roles were particularly interesting, especially because it highlighted that every relationship is different and many types of relationships can work.I definitely recommend this book. <3 Jessa

    26. Hits the nail on the head in describing the conflict many of us feel between strong, independent and equal women and modern man. Says what sometimes is thought and not spoken. My husband and I still quote several lines from the book in reference to certain actions we do. Takes a fairly honest approach of not bashing either gender completely. Very funny.

    27. I didn't care for this book at all. There was only one decent essay and that is because it gives one of the best pieces of advise I've ever read. Anger not used productively is useless. You may be right that there is an injustice happening but if all you do is throw a temper tantrum no one is going to care that you are right.

    28. too gimmicky - especially since it turns out his wife wrote a similar book about bitches. I was disappointed as I thought it might help my memoir writing since I was writing about an abusive childhood - now that was a real bastard on the couch. A couple of stories where interesting but I didn't finish the book

    29. I didn't read all of the stories, just a handful. I chose this book because I know one of the authors, and was curious to read his story, "My Life as a Housewife." He is married to my boss, so it provided a pretty uncomfortable voyeuristic look into the early days of their marriage. Some interesting perspectives here, from the other gender.

    30. This book did make me sympathetic to the guy's plight in dealing with changing gender roles and women in the workplace trying to balance everything. I thought this line in one of the last stories summed it up nicely, "a division of labor did not mean a disproportion of power". I think that's something everyone in my generation is still trying to figure out. It was an entertaining read.

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