Sept. 2-8: An 'Idiot' Heart, A Fringe History And 'The End Of Men'

The End of Men

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

by Hanna Rosin

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A shift in power dynamics between men and women is having profound implications for marriage, sex, children and work. Hanna Rosin explores the radically different ways men and women become educated, earn money and conduct relationships.

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My Heart Is an Idiot

My Heart Is an Idiot

by Davy Rothbart

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The creator of Found magazine discusses his frequent failings at love and his many cross-country journeys.

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Oddly Normal

Oddly Normal

One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms With His Sexuality

by John Schwartz

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New York Times correspondent John Schwartz recounts his efforts to help his son feel less alone as a gay teenager.

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My American Revolution

My American Revolution

by Robert Sullivan

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Robert Sullivan offers a fringe history of the American Revolution in the middle colonies — New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — detailing his one-man effort to reenact the Colonial Army's evacuation of Brooklyn, a tattoo artist's illegal use of a colonial submarine and the secret history of the Delaware crossing.

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Correction Sept. 4, 2013

A previous version of this story mistakenly listed Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl as coming out in paperback this week.

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