Meet author, Barbara Silkstone, who traveled the country for six years armed only with a tape recorder and a quirky sense of humor, listening to men talk about women, love, commitment, and male hopes and fears.
Women will enjoy this book for the insight it gives them into the male mind. Men will immediately compare themselves with the 527 Naked Men. Both genders will gain a new and often humorous perspective on the opposite sex. This is a work of True Fiction.
©2010 Barbara Silkstone (P)2013 Barbara Silkstone
"Barbara is able to capture how men constantly wrestle their inner demons. Even if he's the model spouse, he is not immune to the thoughts and desires that afflict every man." (Scott Kudia, Ph.D Relationship Expert)
I have read and reviewed a few of Ms. Silkstone’s Kindle books but this is not like her fractured fairy tales. This is real life through her eyes as a disillusioned woman seeking romanticized answers from men about their relationships with women. Her plan was to complete a thousand interviews in a year; she made it to five hundred and twenty-seven in six years before she threw in the towel. I can’t blame her for that; this all hit me as dangerous territory to dive into to say the least. I can’t imagine having the emotional stamina to take on a project like this. This is my first audio book review and I received my copy courtesy of the author during a giveaway event.
The book is narrated by Wendy Tremont King and I found her voice lacking emotion, although I am not sure that inflection is called for in a book of this nature. I think it gives the subject matter a more clinical feel which may have been intentional. While listening to this audio book I learned that I am a visual person; I need to see the words for a better understanding. Listening and concentrating on the words while not seeing a person speaking is difficult for me. Who knew?
This book was an interesting character study however and I am sure my view of many men will never be the same. Somehow Ms. Silkstone is able to keep her humor, sarcasm, and sharp wit during the course of this book. This made the subject matter more entertaining and easier to take in. Would you die for the one you love? I believe this is an unrealistic question to gauge anyone’s depth of love. It is no wonder Ms. Silkstone sense of romanticized love has been fractured after subjecting herself to this kind of punishment. At least she has a wealth of fodder for her fairy tales now.
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