Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One?

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Fiona Giles
Villard, 1997 - Humor - 279 pages
Not since Kafka's Gregor Samsa awoke to discover that he'd turned into a cockroach has literature addressed such a traumatic transformation. In order to compile Dick for a Day, scholar and feminist Fiona Giles approached hundreds of well-known writers, poets, artists, actresses, and academics and asked them to express what they might feel if they abruptly found themselves genitally altered.

From Terry McMillan to Jennifer Blowdryer, from Patricia Cornwell to Linda Sexton Gray, we find unexpected answers: hygienic, erotic, metaphysical, and even spiritual. By turns playful and sociologically profound, Dick for a Day is a milestone in sophisticated humor and feminist literature.

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Don't let the outrageous title fool you. This collection of humorous feminist essays boasts contributors like Patricia Cornwell, Terry Macmillan, and Germaine Greer. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Fiona Giles was born and raised in Australia and educated at Oxford, where she specialized in nineteenth-century literature. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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