Author Norah Vincent has a new book coming out this week, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2path=ASIN/0670034665tag=wwwviolentkicomcamp=1789creative=9325″emSelf-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back/em,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0670034665″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / in which she describes how she disguised herself as a man for eighteen months and what she learned. The most important lessons? To women, she says, “Men aren’t what you think.” To men, she says,”You have it harder than people know.” She gives us insight into what it is like to date women, what it is like to relate to other men as a man, and who men are when women aren’t around.br /br /The book is just now coming out and here is what other blogs are saying about it: a href=”http://feminine-genius.typepad.com/femininegenius/2006/01/a_walk_on_the_w.html”Feminine-genius blog /areally gets it and says to other women, “Assess ladies. Where is our part in all of this?” a href=”http://bornavol.blogspot.com/2006/01/self-made-man-has-trouble-with-women.html”Dadvocate /a asks why he has to pass a test to date a woman? and a href=”http://mistersnitch.blogspot.com/2006/01/just-scratch-this-post-on-our.html”Mr. Snitch/a says that emSelf-Made Man /emhits a nerve. br /br /I look forward to talking with author Norah Vincent in a scheduled podcast about her book next week–it will be interesting to hear her experiences directly from her.br /br /Update: a href=”http://immodestproposals.blogspot.com/2006/01/war-on-war.html” Immodest Proposals blog /asays I am leading a “one woman charge against the ‘War on men.'” I hope a discussion is not considered a war but if so, I think there are far more people leading it–think Warren Farrell, Christina Hoff Summers, and now maybe, Norah Vincent!