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  • An eloquent and witty tour guide through the fun house that is masculinity ... He's just the man for the job

    Dwight Garner, Books of the Times, The New York Times
  • A funny, engaging, and at times penetrating trek through the tricky landscape of contemporary masculinity ... [Perry is] a cultural luminary

    Jason Heller, NPR
  • Pithy and insightful ... The Descent of Man fits into the tradition of the 18th-century treatise, a plea for a new, enlightened social order in the manner of Mary Wollstonecraft or William Hazlitt

    Sophie Gilbert,, The Atlantic
  • A joy to read

    William Leith, Financial Times
  • [Perry] is thoroughly engaging and charismatic ... His personality shines through

    Clive Davis, The Times
  • GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT our country would look if he was.

    Caitlin Moran
  • Thoughtful, clearly written and a joy to read

    Evening Standard
  • A fabulous book

    Victoria Hislop
  • With its non-macho slender girth and personal, engaging approach, [The Descent of Man] is a breeze of a read, and one that makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently ... Grayson Perry has written the very book I wanted to write

    Matt Haig, Guardian

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