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Sara Pascoe to publish new book 'Sex Power Money'

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 10:46am

  • Sara Pascoe's new book, due to be bublished in August 2018, is to be titled Sex Power Money
  • The book will focus on "male physiology, psychology and hormones" and also look at the topic of money
  • Publishers say the book will be "funny, enlightening and open-minded all at the same time"
Sara Pascoe.

Sara Pascoe's new book is to be titled Sex Power Money.

Due to be published in 2018, the new book will be a follow-up to the stand-up comedian's top-selling 2016 offering Animal, which was billed as providing a "funny and illuminating tour of the female body".

Sex Power Money will see Pascoe again look to evolution to explain why modern humans are "struggling to be better", however this time the focus will be on male physiology and psychology.

The Bookseller explains: "The book will be part comedy, part anthropological investigation of the human condition with a focus on male physiology, psychology and hormones. Pascoe will ask questions about masculinity, the contradictory messages bombarding men and how 'maleness' is constructed by our culture."

Publishers Faber & Faber say: "Much like Pascoe's Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, this book will be funny, enlightening and open-minded all at the same time."

The book will also focus on the topic of money. Pascoe said that during research for Animal, she kept finding that many of the issues affecting human beings were split "not along gender lines but financial".

She explains: "There is a direct correlation between vulnerability and poverty and I wanted to explore issues such as sex work and domestic violence not only as purely feminist issues. I also wanted to balance my exploration of the female body with my new fascination for the male - which is equally mysterious, surprising, and occasionally shocking. Our prehistoric ape behaviours have to be at the front of our minds if we want to improve as a species: we have to understand where we came from."

Speaking about Pascoe's writing, Laura Hassan from Faber & Faber, says: "She takes on the big knotty stuff of life and makes sense of it all. This will be an essential and enlightening read."

Sex Power Money will be out in August 2018.


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Sara Pascoe - Sex Power Money

Sara Pascoe once again looks to evolution to explain why modern humans are "struggling to be better". The book will be part comedy, part anthropological investigation of the human condition with a focus on male physiology, psychology and hormones. Pascoe will ask questions about masculinity, the contradictory messages bombarding men and how 'maleness' is constructed by our culture.

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