Who Am I? Invisible Insights into a Stereotypical (Wo)Man
I admit it. I probably wouldnt have picked this book up if I had seen it Borders. However, Im glad I was asked to read and review this truly unique writing, an anonymous unconventional mystery.
First of all, the authors name: Emanon (backwards for Noname). The author purposely remains anonymous and does not reveal his/her gender, ethnicity, age, education level, sexual orientation, economic status or any other self-defining characteristic. Not that any of that matters to me, its the writing that counts. But the authors purpose is to make the reader think about the person writing this book (did you pick up any hints?) and why you are making those assumptions. The author is certainly very intelligent and well rounded (in thinking; not in body (or are you?)). And the best part, Emanon has a wonderful dry sense of humor, much like my own.
The author aims to incite personal reflection and stir the echoes of reason. Emanon expounds on three of our societys more controversial subjects: sex, religion and politics, and then introduces us to his/her family. The author has the courage to say things Ive thought about but never did anything about; is an equal-opportunity critic of the US, world governments and all religions; but fundamentally believes we all have the ability to reason and use common sense and should do so to make this a better, more peaceful world. The author tosses up misconceptions centuries or just days old for re-evaluation and points the flashlight right at the stereotypical behavior our society. In the end you ask yourself, Who is Emanon? Who am I?