Books: Men on the Edge

Feminist Susan Faludi comes to the defense of the American male

At some point during Susan Faludi's epic journey into the heart of American manhood, Mike McNulty, maker of a documentary film about Waco, Texas, told her, "If you want to see what's happening in the stream of our society, go to the edges and look at what's happening there, and then you begin to have an understanding--if you know how a stream works--of what's going on in the middle."

And this is exactly what the Pulitzer-prizewinning journalist has done. With her new book, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man (Morrow; 662 pages; $27.50), we meet men on the edge and...

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