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

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Fiona Giles
Villard, 1997 - Humor - 279 pages
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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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User Review  - Red - Goodreads

OK, so I skimmed it. So sue me! What I read wasn't bad. Not bad at all. Read full review

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User Review  - Alicia Jones - Goodreads

I was underwhelmed. I have way more ideas than I encountered in the book. I hope I'm not more creative than these authors, or the future of books looks bleak. I had some good laughs, but expected more I think. Read full review


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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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