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The Disposable Male
The Disposable Male

The Disposable Male

Sex, Love, and Money—Your World Through Darwin's Eyes


307 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: September 2007

ISBN 9780977655236

Rights: WOR

Hunter Press (Sep 2007)
The Hunter Press


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A lively examination of contemporary issues from an evolutionary perspective

In The Disposable Male, Michael Gilbert takes on the important questions in life—who we fall in love with and why, how we feel about sex, marriage, family and career—exposing the deep and fundamental underlying forces that continue to shape the pivotal issues of vital concern to us all. The early chapters frame an evolutionary perspective for readers with an entertaining, informative, and original look at how we humans got here while later chapters deploy this unique and powerful lens in a searching examination of our modern, high-tech world. Bold, irreverent, funny and thought-provoking, The Disposable Male will provide readers with fresh and penetrating insights and valuable tips for dealing with the issues that matter so much in our hectic contemporary lives. It will have you looking at your world in new and exciting ways.


"A fascinating journey that lays bare the origins of the modern sexual divide, entertaining readers with an original and thought-provoking message for today's men and the women who live, love and work with them." —Warren Farrell, PhD, author, The Myth of Male Power and Why Men Earn More

"An important argument, an adroit accomplishment, a very sturdy book, passionately argued with a sense of measure and rich concern." —Lionel Tiger, PhD, Charles Darwin professor of anthropology, Rutgers University

"Fascinating, engagingly written and highly accessible. The book's central themes revolving around issues of male-female sex differences, work, and relationships, are so central to everyone's lives it's hard to imagine anyone not being interested. A very impressive accomplishment." —David M. Buss, PhD, author, The Evolution of Desire and The Dangerous Passion

"Provocative . . . engaging." —Kirkus

Author Biography

Michael Gilbert is a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California. An expert in the fields of psychology and sociology, with a graduate degree from Harvard Universtiy, he is a member of the National Association of Scholars, has lectured widely at the university level, has written numerous articles, and is frequently quoted in the press. He lives in Los Angeles.