Men have started gazing at their navel. They are getting in touch with their feelings and catching "Bridget Jones" disease for guys. Publishers looking for any angle to make a buck want to tap into the anxieties of young men equal to the chick books "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2 million+ copies) and "Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing"(1 million). Here's a list of the new "Bridget Jones" style men's books:
Booty Nomad by Scott Mebus -29 year-old, first-time author
women character: "the Eater of Souls"
Love Monkey by Kyle Smith -37 year-old, first-time author
peeks inside "the black box of guy's minds"
Men and Other Mammals by Jim Keeble (British first-time author)
About a Boy by Nick Hornaby (British author who started this *trend*)
High Fidelity by Nick Hornaby
Two to Go by Nick Earls - "The Australian "Nick Hornaby"
Monday, February 23, 2004