Wed, 14 Aug | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

How to be a Big Strong Man - Book Launch with Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore knows that masculinity is a myth. A big, dumb, silly, poorly constructed myth! 'How to be a Big Strong Man' pokes light-hearted fun at the very notion of manhood, by offering an updated guide to masculinity. Join us for the launch of this wonderful book!
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How to be a Big Strong Man - Book Launch with Samuel Leighton-Dore

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14 Aug 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Samuel Leighton-Dore knows that masculinity is a myth. A big, dumb, silly, poorly constructed myth! How to be a Big Strong Man pokes light-hearted fun at the very notion of manhood, by offering an updated guide to masculinity. 

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Join us for the Sydney launch of this wonderful book! 

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This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided. 

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About the Book

Samuel Leighton-Dore knows that masculinity is a myth. A big, dumb, silly, poorly constructed myth! This picture book pokes light-hearted fun at the very notion of manhood, by offering an updated guide to masculinity. Thus: How to Be A Big, Strong Man. . Just a few short years ago, anyone using the term “toxic masculinity” would likely have received blank stares in return. But now, at this critical juncture, many in Australia are thinking and talking about how ideas of manhood (as prescribed from birth) affects the way all men think and act. How to Be A Big, Strong Man explores all these weighty ideas through fun, cheeky and satirical cartoons. . Through 150 tongue-in-cheek illustrations by multimedia artist Samuel Leighton-Dore, this book explores the many identities of a modern man. Manly man gets a pedicure, and manly man calls his Grandmother for a nice long chat. Above all, a manly man can cry whenever he bloody well pleases. 

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About the Author

Samuel Leighton-Dore is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and director living on Australia’s Gold Coast. He’s written on themes of masculinity, mental health and sexuality for publications including SBS Life, Junkee, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and Gay Times and previously won ‘Best short film’ at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival with his short film Showboy. . Spanning paintings, illustrations, ceramics and LED neon installations, his debut solo exhibition, Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care, formed part of this year's Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.  

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