August 28, 2009

Year Of The Cock Review & Giveaway!!



Year of the Cock
By: Alan Wieder
Publisher: Grand Central
Available: July 22, 2009
Pages: 320

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My Rating: Photobucket

About the Book:

The year of the Cock: The Remarkable True Account of A Married Man Who Left His Wife and Paid the Price By: Alan Wieder

From a powerful new voice in nonfiction comes this electrifying chronicle of a married man who leaves his wife to pursue a carefree bachelorhood - only to plunge into an abyss of shame, regret, and penis envy.

Thirty-year-old Alan Wieder has everything a man could possibly want: a nice home in L.A., a thriving Hollywood career, and to top it all off, a beautiful and adoring wife. Then one day in 2005 - the Year of the Rooster - he wakes up with questions: Have I settled down too soon? Am I consigned to a humdrum future of marriage, kiddies, home-cooked meals and hybrid SUVs? How the %&! did this happen to me?

And just like that - after ten years in a committed relationship - Alan decides to walk out on his wife to pursue his fantasy of becoming a hardcore bachelor. Explaining very little, thinking even less, he dives into his exhilarating new single existence - buying a vintage Porsche, moving into a tastefully decorated bachelor pad, ignoring his wife, and bedding as many chicks as possible. However, to Alan's surprise and dismay, becoming a single dude also unleashes in him a torrent of crippling insecurities that he didn't even know he had. And soon, his would-be swingin' bachelorhood is cut short - very short - by a strange and shameful obsession that drives him to utter madness.

Some men leave their wives only to discover that the grass isn't greener. What Alan Wieder discovers - about the perils of newfound freedom, and about his own fragile male psyche - is far more agonizing and wretched. In this riveting and brutally honest memoir, Alan recounts the true story of his impulsive, wild, and ultimately disastrous foray into bachelorhood. A tragicomic tale of betrayal, sexual (mis)adventure, and ultimately redemption, Year of the Cock marks the debut of a remarkably talented new writer.

My Thoughts:

I never expected to LOVE this book. I wanted to hate it and hate it big time. All I could think about was my girlfriends and I sitting around talking and finding out that this one's boyfriend/husband cheated on this one. And so-and-so's husband wants a divorce because he's got a younger woman with a hot body...and then all the man - bashing that goes along with it.

Ever wonder WHY they do what they do? Honestly? Not the "What men want you to think" answer? Well here it is in all it's memoir glory! Alan writes this book with wit and a sharp tongue. The one-of-a-kind new and fresh voice that comes from this author stings with honesty! I couldn't stop reading and I actually took it with me for a couple of days everywhere I went.

As a woman, there were parts of this that were definitely hard to read and others that were just so funny I had to laugh out loud. I applaud Mr. Wieder for his honesty and ability to admit his faults. This memoir was as real as it gets!

Ladies...if you've ever known a cock (or two - dle doo .... sorry) and I'm not taking about the Chinese Zodiac...OK? And were left with some unanswered questions, then this is the book for you. Oh, and guys...I'm sure you'll have a few of those "I can relate" moments or maybe even be a little ticked off that he broke what I call "The Man Code" by telling all...I guarantee you'll still enjoy this book!

Alan Wieider does NOT disappoint in this Not to be missed, in your face memoir of the year!

**OK Ladies here's the scoop...you'll either LOVE this on or you'll HATE it. I believe there is NO in between with this one. Remember that this was written from an honest foul-mouthed man. And, I mean what I say when I say "Fowl" mouthed (LOL Another joke...I really couldn't help it). Here's an example and a little bit about the author, right from his own site!

Alanology Go ahead and "click" it...I'll wait! Wow! Back already? : ) See what I mean?

Here's another example...just to give you fair warning. This is a chance to win his book by September 31st if you don't want to sign up to win it here. But he wants you to do um....a little "project" to win it. Go HERE to find out what that would be.

The book has a writing style all it's own and is very enjoyable. (I thought anyway...) But, I did want to give my more "Conservative Gals" a fair warning! And IF Penis Haiku's aren't in your near future...you can win it right here and I'm going to tell you how!!

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GIVEAWAY!!

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52 comments:

  1. Interesting. Another fabulous review of a fabulous book.

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  3. I read this one too. I was surprised that I got through it as quickly as I did. I really wanted to wring the guys neck many times throughout. In the end, I felt compassion for his struggles. It's so true that he was brave enough to put it all out there; that takes alot of guts. Great review!

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