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Following on from his critical smash and SUNDAY TIMES BEST-SELLING debut, Raven Smith’s Trivial Pursuits, Raven is back with a pin sharp, hilarious and incisive exploration of what it means to be a man in the modern day.

‘A brilliant writer, he takes up all the space, pushing over extended budgie smugglers into gaps that have been missing from the contemporary autobiography for far too long’ Russell Tovey

‘Herein lie the men of Raven Smith. Each of them has left a mark, a memory, a stain, whether they meant to or not. Some hit deep, and I caught feels. Some I discarded like a clip-on neck tie’

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Raven Smith’s Trivial Pursuits, comes a pin sharp, hilarious and incisive exploration of what it means to be a man in the modern day.

This book is about men because, in an annoying way, everything is. Funny men, tall men, charming men. Stepdads, actual dads and ripped ‘sports dads’. Raven Smith has been trying to distil what it is about men that has kept him intrigued his whole life.

Part memoir, part exploration of the peculiar dynamics and amorphous boundaries of masculinity, Raven looks unflinchingly at his own history, offering a cautious reverence of a life lived in parallel with other men. Blending the personal, the primal and the perennial, these are Raven Smith’s men in all their infuriating, labyrinthine complexity.

Critics Review

  • PRAISE FOR RAVEN SMITH’S MEN

    The antithesis to the plot of Pride and Prejudice, Raven Smith retains both his pride and prejudice as we cringe along to his multifaceted sexual conquests and misdemeanours. Constantly reminding us of our own rush from puberty to adulthood, Raven’s searingly honest voice spirals us downwards into an ever shifting personal rabbit hole from which, presented with a much needed emotional hand job, we
    climb back out into the light. A brilliant writer, he takes up all the space, pushing over extended budgie smugglers into gaps that have been missing from the contemporary autobiography for far too long.” RUSSELL TOVEY, ACTOR, WRITER & BROADCASTER

    ‘A thoroughly entertaining, no-holds-barred examination of modern masculinity that offers up conclusions as surprising as they are perceptive.” OTEGHA UWAGBA

    Raven Smith’s Men is a book both unfairly funny and beautifully revealing. I felt like a curtain had been pulled back, allowing me not only to inhabit his brain for a while, but also to look at men through the eyes of one who finds them so interesting, frustrating and addictive. Raven himself is the lynchpin of this book, and his writing is so near perfect I could read about this particular man all day.’BELLA MACKIE

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