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Publisher's Summary

For almost a decade, Richard Herring has been answering sexist trolls on International Women's Day when they ask 'when is International Men's Day?' in the mistaken belief there isn't one. 

If only the trolls had learned to use Google they'd realise that there is an International Men's Day - it's on November 19th. 

In The Problem with Men Richard expands on his Twitter discussions and tackles some of the big questions surrounding the problems of toxic masculinity - for women, but also for men - including:

  • Should men fear feminism?
  • Is society sexist against men?
  • Could you win a point against Serena Williams? 

*spoiler* The answer to all of these is no.

With Richard's signature humour and insight, The Problem with Men is a book for anyone striving for an equal society, all year round.

©2020 Richard Herring (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"The problem with The Problem with Men is that I do believe men will have less trouble with it than the title suggests as it is actually a glorious, funny book written by a glorious funny man." (Aisling Bea)

"Very moving, one of the few things I've consumed in 2020 that has left me with a sense of hope...but one thing wasn't made clear, when is International Men's Day?" (John Robins)

"This is a great book but I think the last thing it needs is a quote by yet another man." (James Acaster)

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Funny but short

Cute little funny book. Just very short and heavily one topic focused. Worth the money thou.

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Richard Herring "Proves" that Male Feminists are Best

No matter how far down the woke ladder you stand, this is an excellent book to help you move up a rung or two. Or, at the very least, show you what a wazzock you are for not even knowing such a ladder exists.
A witty and insightful look at Richard Herring's own obsessive, ten year guardianship of educating fellow Twitt-iots about when International Men's Day is, it's November the something, I can't be bothered to remember, or Google it.
Very funny listen for people serious about gender equality and for men who want to know how to start their journey into de-wazz-ification.

I'm a man and I approve this message.

Buy it already, audible has a free return policy.

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When IS international men’s day?

The king of woke Twitter trolling returns with a hilarious new book . It’s great for Men and Women and trolls. It’s funny !

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  • Flagboffin87!
  • 11-07-20

Musings on masculinity made crystal!

This book starts as an entertaining and informative zoom on a small and relatively benign (yet infuriating) aspect of toxic masculinity. Then it starts zooming out, bringing into view the more troubling and deeply rooted stuff that causes men to act in the way they do. I had to keep pausing it just to relish the pleasure of having Mr. Herring concisely articulate thoughts and hunches I myself have grappled with in vain. I love the little Twitter interludes - demonstrating Richard's ability to keep chipper in the face of such crushing banality and blunt thought. I also like that he acts like a sort of filter; a man on the gates sorting out the idiots so us women get to enjoy the day with a bit less nonsense. Really really good stuff Richard! X

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  • 11-27-20

it Doesn't Answer The Question!!

I have sent Mr herring (I refuse to capitalise his name) hundreds of tweets over the span of 9 years using a variety of fake Twitter accounts and I have used each one of these tweets to ask a very very very simple question, which he had supposedly finally written a book to answer.
So I buy the book using a valuable credit that I could have saved for something by Jeremy Clarkson and I listen to Mr herring wittering on in that supposedly amusing way of his for hours - there's even a woman on it - and at no point does the question get answered.
I want a refund.
When is International Men's Day?

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  • 11-05-20

Fun, easy listen.

Super easy listen, loads of interesting points presented in a fun, non-confrontational way. Read with charm by the author.

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  • 01-01-22

Intelligent, funny, important.

A well-researched, well thought-out listen from the brilliant Richard Herring. Makes you laugh out loud but also think. Very entertaining whilst conveying an important message, and not just about men. Fantastic!

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  • Jimminy
  • 11-28-20

boring

agree with the message but it's repetitive and poorly written. insufficient content for a book this should have been an article.

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  • 11-19-20

funny and thought provoking

I laughed at and learned from this book. I found it really thought provoking. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-22

well thought out and witty book. very well read

extremely well read book. very engrossing and informative. would recommend as a gift. pleasure to listen to

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  • 09-11-22

funny... and I'm not even a feminist!!!

Richard rambles on.. and I enjoyed it.
I think my wife likes it too.

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  • 02-08-22

Ummm...a lot of clichés

A lot of clichés and I already have better comebacks to these arguments than he thinks. I think that at the point where he was "I haven't experienced sexual harassment." It's not about the man experiencing it, it's that somehow all the harassers of women seem to shut up around other men. "I don't know any rapist." This is because men are culturally conditioned to protect women and children. If a man told other men who weren't rapists (which means that most men aren't rapists) that dude would be running for his life. That's why we don't know any. Men don't tell others because the male temperament and male aggression is more physically violent. Ever watched ice hockey fights. Yup, that's men. I bet in women's hockey fights are much rarer. I shouldn't have bought this book. I thought he would have some new insights into things but it's all the feminists favorite clichés.

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  • Jared Rogers
  • 01-26-22

November the what was it again Richard?

Surely the majority considering this book are already avid listeners of the great RHLSTP.
Richard’s relaxed and comical approach to such strong subject matter keeps this such an engaging listen throughout - and even as a lefty liberal snowflake, still raised some points I hadn’t thought.
I’m glad you were never given more TV deals; as we may never have had the great interviews throughout the years

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  • Christopher Savage
  • 04-14-22

Dont bother

It not worth the credit, to much suposition and unsubstaniated 'facts'. Either writen as a political peice or inspired by some one with a vested political interest.

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  • TraceyJacks
  • 02-11-21

November the 19th

Love love loved this audiobook! Right tempo of humour, political commentary and debate. Possibly love Richard Herring even more than i did before. And theres a day for that! Its November 19th.