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The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt

Jon-Jon Goulian

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The vibrant, funny, and heartwarming story of an outcast who becomes an odd man in If you have ever felt like a misfit in school or been paralyzed by your family's imposing expectations, if you have ever obsessed about your appearance or panicked about choosing a career path, if you have ever wondered if every single thing to which your body is exposed, from egg yolks to X-rays, might harm you, then you may be surprised to find a kindred spirit in The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt. Growing up in sunny La Jolla, California, Jon-Jon Goulian was a hyperneurotic kid who felt out of place wherever he turned, and who, in his own words, was forever on the verge of "caving in beneath the pressures of modern life." From his fear of competition to his fear of pimples, from his fear of sex to his fear of saturated fat, the range and depth of Jon-Jon's phobias were seemingly boundless. With his two older brothers providing a sterling example he believed he could never live up to, and his stern grandfather, the political philosopher Sidney Hook, continually calling him to account for his intellectual failure, Jon-Jon, feeling pressed against the wall, wracked with despair, and dizzy with insecurity, instinctively resorted, for reasons that became clear to him only many years later, to a most ingenious scheme for keeping conventional expectations at bay: women's clothing! Ingenious, perhaps, but woefully ineffective, as Jon-Jon discovers, again and again, that behind his skirt, leggings, halter top, and high heels, he's still as wildly neurotic, and as wracked with anxiety, as he's always been. In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Jon-Jon Goulian's witty and exuberant voice shines through, as he comes to terms with what it means to truly be yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

9h 31m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:32