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You Could Probably Do Better

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You Could Probably Do Better is an original collection of fiction and non-fiction that investigates the world of dull, not especially attractive, and tragically unhip white males. They are the young men that you don't notice in subway cars, or the guys that can't think of anything clever to say at the bar. They are a generation of men reaching adulthood, and learning that the image of white middle-class America they were raised on is quickly going bankrupt at the start of the twenty-first century. They struggle with shifting gender roles, economic stratification, and social pressure to "succeed," as they attempt to shape meaningful identities for themselves, but more often find themselves clinging to the past, and facing their future with a shrug and some thinly veiled self-criticism. Finally, the collection's title in no way reflects the author's opinion of the work.

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Thesis (M.F.A.)--American University, 2007.

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