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Year of the Cock

Year of the Cock

The Remarkable True Account of a Married Man Who Left His Wife and Paid the Price

From a powerful new voice in nonfiction comes this electrifying chronicle of a married man who leaves his wife to pursue a carefree bachelorhood – only to plunge into an abyss of shame, regret, and penis envy.

Thirty-year-old Alan Wieder has everything a man could possibly want: a nice home in L.A., a thriving Hollywood career, and to top it all off, a beautiful and adoring wife. Then one day in 2005 – the Year of the Rooster – he wakes up with questions: Have I settled down too soon? Am I consigned to a humdrum future of marriage, kiddies, home-cooked meals and hybrid SUVs? How the %&! did this happen to me?

And just like that – after ten years in a committed relationship – Alan decides to walk out on his wife to pursue his fantasy of becoming a hardcore bachelor. Explaining very little, thinking even less, he dives into his exhilarating new single existence – buying a vintage Porsche, moving into a tastefully decorated bachelor pad, ignoring his wife, and bedding as many chicks as possible. However, to Alan’s surprise and dismay, becoming a single dude also unleashes in him a torrent of crippling insecurities that he didn’t even know he had. And soon, his would-be swingin’ bachelorhood is cut short – very short – by a strange and shameful obsession that drives him to utter madness.

Some men leave their wives only to discover that the grass isn’t greener. What Alan Wieder discovers – about the perils of newfound freedom, and about his own fragile male psyche – is far more agonizing and wretched. In this riveting and brutally honest memoir, Alan recounts the true story of his impulsive, wild, and ultimately disastrous foray into bachelorhood. A tragicomic tale of betrayal, sexual (mis)adventure, and ultimately redemption, Year of the Cock marks the debut of a remarkably talented new writer.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography

On Sale: July 22nd 2009

Price: $9.99

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9780446550802

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