Self made man one woman"s journey into manhood and back again by Norah Vincent

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Published by Viking in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Masculinity,
  • Sex role,
  • Male impersonators -- Biography

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StatementNorah Vincent.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1075 .V546 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3429919M
ISBN 100670034665
LC Control Number2005054798

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