GRAYSON PERRY’s first art prize was a large papier-mâché head he awarded to himself as part of a performance art project at college in 1980. Grayson Perry is a bit like Marmite or Mansun; I quite like him, while getting the feeling that most other people who like him like him much more than I do. Award-winning artist Grayson Perry explores what masculinity is: from sex to power, from fashion to career prospects, and what it could become—with illustrations throughout. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The Caitlin Moran quote on the back initially deterred me...(. I found myself reading bits out to my husband, and I think it's a great book to have out there for people, especially men, and especially young men. They have nothing to lose but their hang-ups. I suspect many will love it, as they did the Channel 4 shows on a similar theme which I never quite got around to watching; meanwhile, the usual suspects will be as outraged as ever when Perry points out the emperor is naked and not half so 'a. There was a clear vision of what it is, what's wrong with it, and what direction it should be headed at. As an antidote to all the bully posturing, perhaps the wisdom of a famous cross-dressing artist can help explain how we got here and how we can move forward, so it is time to pick up Grayson Perry’s The Descent of Man and begin to unravel the mystery of toxic masculinity.”—Huffington Post“Grayson Perry for King and Queen of England.”—Caitlin Moran, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman“With its non-macho slender girth and personal, engaging approach, [The Descent of Man] is a breeze of a read, and one that makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently.”—Matt Haig, The Guardian, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. 2017, me thinks the second is more useful. Grayson shows how so many problems we currently have, are directly correlated to the still predominant idea of manhood, which values, brute strength, dominance, power, rivalry and success more than understanding ones own and other people's feelings, being able to negotiate positions and teamwork. Buy. "I smelt a basic feeling looking for a rationale... and then came up with a semi-plausible motive". He seems like a really nice guy. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published | ISBN 9781524705305 In this witty and necessary new book, artist Grayson Perry trains his keen eye on the world of men to ask, what sort of man would make the world a better place? He… More about Grayson Perry, “Perry is an eloquent and witty tour guide through the fun house that is modern masculinity. Men's Rights (according to Grayson Perry's manifesto): The "Descent of Man" is a critical analysis of masculinity, disguised as personal anecdote. Welcome back. The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry, 9780141981741, download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook. When he was five his father left home, leaving his mother to marry the milkman with whom she had been having an affair. Myself? You'll finish this feeling hopeful. Do we still need a man to be able to domineer others, ruthlessly walk over other people's opinion, use brute strength to earn a living or build something, or do we need a man who knows how to find a affordable flat to rent, be a real partner in bringing up children, and a dad who knows how to teach children, but especially sons, how to avoid conflict or solve them without violence or putting the other down? Grayson Perry defines masculinity as "a construct of conditioned feelings around people with penises." Award-winning artist Grayson Perry explores what masculinity is: from sex to power, from fashion to career prospects, and what it could become—with illustrations throughout.In this witty and necessary new book, artist Grayson Perry trains his keen eye on the world of men to ask, what sort of man would make the world a better place?