|Forlag||Random House Publishing Group|
|Emne||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
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Om Man Camp
A biologist studying patterns of sexual selection, Lucy Stone knows a lot about matingparticularly that in the animal kingdom, males will go to any length to attract females. Why, then, are their human counterparts so hopeless in courtship?This is the question that Lucy and her best friend, Martha McKenna, struggle to answer. Consider Adam, Lucys boyfriend of two years, who demonstrates on an ostensibly romantic camping trip that he cant build a fire, split wood, or jump-start a car. Worse still, hes scared to go into the woods after dark. Or take Jesse, Marthas younger brother, an opera aficionado and neurotic extraordinaire who cant summon the courage to make the first move on the woman hes crazy about. And what about the extensive list of men with whom Martha has endured the torments of the first date.But then theres Cooper Tuckington, Lucys best friend from college. Born and bred on his familys West Virginia dairy farm, Cooper fits anyones description of a mans man, and yet he is chivalrous and charming. During his annual visit to New York City, he rewires Lucys lamps, builds her shelves, and holds forth on subjects from great painters to the great outdoors, all the while pulling out chairs and opening doors for the ladies. Surely, think Martha and Lucy, the men in their lives would benefit from the tutelage of someone who knows how to treat a woman. Thus, Man Camp is born. With a little feminine persuasion, Lucy and Martha convince Adam, Jesse, and a handful of their other male acquaintances to visit Coopers farm, where they will learn everything a guy should know, from cars to carpentry to chivalryand thats just the Cs. But life on the farm isnt exactly as it seemsand the boys soon prove themselves in ways the women would never have imagined. In the process, Lucy and Martha themselves learn a good bit about life and love.The perfect cant-put-it-down novel for all of us whove needed to bring out the inner man in the men we love, Man Camp is a brilliant, witty, and insightful romp through the wilds of dating and mating.