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How to Be a Big Strong Man : Modern Guide to Masculinity - Samuel Leighton-Dore

How to Be a Big Strong Man

Modern Guide to Masculinity

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2019
ISBN: 9781925811155
Number Of Pages: 144

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Samuel Leighton-Dore knows that masculinity is a myth. A big, dumb, silly, poorly constructed myth! This picture book pokes light-hearted fun at the very notion of manhood, by offering an updated guide to masculinity. Thus: How to Be A Big, Strong Man.

Just a few short years ago, anyone using the term “toxic masculinity” would likely have received blank stares in return. But now, at this critical juncture, many in Australia are thinking and talking about how ideas of manhood (as prescribed from birth) affects the way all men think and act. How to Be A Big, Strong Man explores all these weighty ideas through fun, cheeky and satirical cartoons.

Through 150 tongue-in-cheek illustrations by multimedia artist Samuel Leighton-Dore, this book explores the many identities of a modern man. Manly man gets a pedicure, and manly man calls his Grandmother for a nice long chat. Above all, a manly man can cry whenever he bloody well pleases.

About the Author

Samuel Leighton-Dore is an Australian writer of queer culture, satirical cartoonist, painter of explicit murals, and crafter of ceramic phalluses. His writing has appeared in publications such as Gay Times, DNA and Huffington Post, and he has had solo gallery shows around Australia (most recently at 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras).

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"If toxic masculinity is a virus, then the big-hearted, happily subversive, technicolour-hug that is Sam Leighton-Dore's art is surely the antidote." -- Benjamin Law

ISBN: 9781925811155
ISBN-10: 1925811158
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st August 2019
Publisher: Smith Street Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44

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