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Girl Boy, Etc.
by Michael Weinreb

Category: Fiction / General
240 pages; ISBN: 0373250568

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Girl Boy, Etc.
Michael Weinreb
Red Dress, May 2004, $19.95, 240 pp.
ISBN: 0373250568

Red Dress Ink is known for their amusing contemporary chick lit tales, but this anthology takes a gender bender spin. The eleven short stories are told by the male perspective, which to the typical Red Dress fan will feel a bit foreign yet not much different than discussing Love and Basketball with spouses or boyfriends. Just think of movie selections and how men prefer blood and gore while Cary Grant or Oliver Stone (even if Elvis lives) is agreed upon not because males want to see a fine romantic comedy or a deep exposé, but watched in the ever hope of scoring. Each tale is an intelligent well written story told by the male lead. Though there is some profanity (what do you expect from the Y chromosome?) readers who want to try something different will enjoy the switch from AC to DC (chick lit to hunk shtick) male spinning account of the war between the sexes.

Harriet Klausner


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