“Rosin is not saying that women are winners in a global gender war or that they are doing super simply because men are doing worse. She’s just saying women are adapting to today’s economy more flexibly and resiliently than men. There’s a lot of evidence to support her case.”

David Brooks, NYT

“Especially timely…Rosin has her finger squarely on the pulse of contemporary culture…fresh and compelling.”

Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Rosin got it right when she speaks of masculinity as ‘entirely a social construct, a kind of warrior mask or armor men have insisted on wearing.’ Well, many of us are tired of hiding who we are and have already put down the mask, armor, and shield. We have realized that it never really did protect us but, in fact, held us back from sharing all of who we were and living as fully as we knew how. So, I welcome ‘the end of men,’ and also the end of women, which is to say the end of all prescribed and suffocating gender identities. I say let us all be more fluid and adaptable and without the straightjacket of being told who we should be. This end is in fact the beginning of a more promising future for us all.”

Carlos Gomez, Huffington Post

“Rosin’s book may be the most insightful and readable cultural analysis of the year, bringing together findings from different fields to show that economic shifts and cultural pressures mean that in many ways, men are being left behind . . . The End of Men is buttressed by numbers, but it’s a fascinating read because it transcends them. Rosin sits in kitchens, asks questions and adeptly portrays the individuals inside the statistics . . . These are well-reported stories; when she reaches for an anecdote, it counts. In Alabama, a former plant manager made a grudging call to the unemployment office — only to hear the voice of his former secretary on the other end of the line. Rosin’s genius was to connect these dots in ways no one else has for an unexpected portrait of our moment.”

Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

“The End of Men captures a profound change in our cultural zeitgeist…Rosin is a gifted storyteller with a talent for ferreting out volumes of illustrative data, and she paints a compelling picture of the ways women are ascendant.”

Erika Christakis and Nicholas Christakis, Time

“We’re doing the work, and as our economy moves away from manual labor and more towards creative industries–ones in which women excel, Rosin points out–policies and laws need to support women. ”

Meredith Turits, Glamour

“A persuasive, research-grounded argument…The most interesting sections in The End of Men show that in the portions of the country where, through culture and money, something like equality between the sexes is being achieved, the differences between them collapse.”

Stephen Marche, Esquire

“Makes us see the larger picture . . . [Rosin’s] argument is based on substance and scholarship: She starts from data, then turn to interviews to illuminate the human effects of these world-wide changes.”

Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal

“Ultimately, Rosin knows all too well that it is not actually the end of men…but the end of a certain kind of man: the Don Draper, bringing-home-the-bacon, gender role–specific kind of guy who refuses to do the laundry, pick up the kids, and can’t quite come to terms with his wife being behind an executive table, and not a blender. And perhaps it’s that kind of man that we’ve said goodbye to a long time ago.”

Jessica Bennett, The Daily Beast

“Backed by workforce stats, [Rosin’s] stories forge a convincing case that modern female aptitudes give women the advantage.”

Sydney Brownstone, Mother Jones

“[Rosin’s] thorough research and engaging writing style form a solid foundation for a thoughtful dialogue that has only just begun… It’s not the final word on gender roles in the 21st century, but it’s a notable starting point for a fascinating conversation.”

Meganne Fabrega, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Ambitious and surprising….[The End of Men is] solidly researched and should interest readers who care about feminist history and how gender issues play out in the culture…A nuanced, sensitively reported account of how cultural and economic forces are challenging traditional gender norms and behavior.”

Lynn Povich, The Boston Globe

“In this bold and inspired dispatch, Rosin upends the common platitudes of contemporary sexual politics with a deeply reported meditation from the unexpected frontiers of our rapidly changing culture.”

–Katie Roiphe, author of The Morning After and Uncommon Arrangements

“The End of Men” describes a new paradigm that can, finally, take us beyond ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in an endless ‘gender war.’ What a relief! Ultimately, Rosin’s vision is both hope-filled and creative, allowing both sexes to become far more authentic: as workers, partners, parents…and people.”

–Peggy Orenstein, author of Schoolgirls and Waiting for Daisy

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