This story by Ben Fountain is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men. The reader is Stockard Channing.
Guest host Colum McCann curates a show with many takes on masculinity.
Readings are drawn from the anthology, The Book of Men, created with Esquire magazine and the storytelling collective Narrative 4. Writers of both sexes and many nationalities were asked to explore the provocative topic “How to Be a Man.”