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New 'Fiction for Men' to Finally Offer Men the Chance to Read About Men Doing Man Things

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Finally shedding the yoke of female dominance of the literary arts, the oft-ignored and long oppressed minority group known as "men" will finally have things to read made just for them. Starting in June, Esquire magazine will begin publishing a series of e-books called "Fiction for Men," finally giving voice to the silent struggles and desires long ignored by a society primarily concerned with the needs, thoughts, and viewpoints of ladies. Chick-lit? Meet Dick-lit.

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"Fiction for Men" will be available starting on June 12, in e-reader format. Its debut coincides with the release of a new issue of Esquire, which will feature even more fiction for men — six stories in total, each of whom will be written by a man, a refreshing change from the literary cannon, which is so dominated by women that a full 8 of Modern Library's Top 100 Fiction Novels were written by women. A whopping 3 of the last 12 recipients of the Man Booker Prize have been women. And a dominating 12 women have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1909. Finally, though, the giant tit-shadow of overappreciated female authors will be cast aside in the name of paying more attention to what the world would be like through the single, squinty eye of a penis.

What a wonderful time it is to be a man.

Men's fiction, as opposed to more general, uterus-based fiction by the likes of Phillip Roth, Jonathan Franzen, John Updike, Charles Bukowski, Stephen King, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, and Chuck Palahniuk, is, according to David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire, "plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another. And also at the same time, dealing with passages in a man's life that seem common." Actions that occur in a linear fashion? Intrigue and excitement? Things about what men do and what men think? It's about time!

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