What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal

What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal

by E. Jean Carroll

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As seen on the cover of New York Magazine and in the breaking news story about Donald Trump, America's longest running advice columnist goes on the road to speak to women about hideous men and whether we need them.

"Carroll's lively prose careens in constant pursuit of pleasure...indefatigably funny and full of life." –Lindsay Zoladz, The Ringer

“Darkly humorous and deadly serious.” –Sibbie O'Sullivan, Washington Post

“A compulsively interesting feminist memoir.” –Virginia Heffernan, Slate

"Somehow hilarious, in the way that only E. Jean could have written it" –Leigh Haber, Oprah Magazine

“Roving, curious, compassionate, whimsical.” –Megan Garber, The Atlantic


When E. Jean Carroll—possibly the liveliest woman in the world and author of the “Ask E. Jean” advice column in Elle Magazine, realized that her eight million readers and question-writers all seemed to have one thing in common—problems caused by men—she hit the road. Crisscrossing the country with her blue-haired poodle, Lewis Carroll, E. Jean stopped in every town named after a woman between Eden, Vermont and Tallulah, Louisiana to ask women the crucial question: What Do We Need Men For?

E. Jean gave her rollicking road trip a sly, stylish turn when she deepened the story, creating a list called “The Most Hideous Men of My Life,” and began to reflect on her own sometimes very dark history with the opposite sex. What advice would she have given to her past selves—as Miss Cheerleader USA and Miss Indiana University? Or as the fearless journalist, television host, and eventual advice columnist she became? E. Jean intertwines the stories of the fascinating people she meets on her road trip with her “horrible history with the male sex” (including mafia bosses, media titans, boyfriends, husbands, a serial killer, and a president), creating a decidedly dark yet hopeful, hilarious, and thrilling narrative. Her answer to the question What Do We Need Men For? will shock men and delight women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250215444
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 40,738
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

E. Jean Carroll writes the longest, currently-running advice column in the U.S., Ask E. Jean. It has 8 million readers. She has been published in New York, Rolling Stone, GQ, Glamour, and was a contributing editor at Esquire and Outside. She wrote for Saturday Night Live, was the host of the Ask E. Jean TV show, and has been a frequent guest on The Today Show. She is the founder of Tawkify, Inc. E. Jean lives in New York.
E. Jean Carroll writes the longest, currently-running advice column in the U.S., Ask E. Jean. It has 8 million readers. She has been published in New York, Rolling Stone, GQ, Glamour, and was a contributing editor at Esquire and Outside. She wrote for Saturday Night Live, was the host of the Ask E. Jean TV show, and has been a frequent guest on The Today Show. She is the founder of Tawkify, Inc. E. Jean lives in a cabin on an island in the Wawayanda Mountains in Upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

I "I'm Nothing but Your Punching Bag and Slave." Elnom, Indiana 7

II "Get the F_Out of the Middle of the F_ing Road, You F_ing Stupid C_!" Cynthiana, Indiana 29

III "I'd Kill Him!" Anita, Indiana 47

IV "She's … Uh, Having Boy Problems Right Now." Bonnie, Illinois 67

V "I've Showed It to a Lot of People, but Nobody Can Tell Me What It Is." Ina, Illinois 79

VI "I'm Reporting You to the Queen Committee!" Jennette, Arkansas; Blytheville, Arkansas; Pocahontas, Missouri 95

VII "He Will Actually Put His Head Down So Molly and Sally Can Pee on His Face." Mananna, Arkansas; Eudora, Arkansas 127

VIII "I'm Gonna Run for Mayor!" Tallulah, Louisiana; Pearl, Mississippi; Verona, Mississippi 159

IX "Opportunity Is a Beautiful Woman. You Have to Grab Her." Florence, Alabama; Bonnieville, Kentucky 187

X "Just Cuz You Have Boobs Doesn't Mean You're Not Strong!" Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Marysville, Ohio; Elyria, Ohio; Seneca Falls, New York 219

XI "Go Try This On." Angelica, New York 235

XII "Let's Do It!" Eden, Vermont 251

Epilogue 265

Author's Note 269

Acknowledgments 271

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What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
EiEiB 6 months ago
This is a memoir of the highest order--honest and searing. It's a madcap ride, great for women and men. And definitely second-read worthy!
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book will change your life. You'll laugh, you'll cry and then laugh some more. When you're finished you' ll want to read it again.