Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2) Summary & Analysis

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In Brief Interview #40, Subject #40 describes how he was born with one normal arm and one deformed arm, which does not even go down to the elbow. Subject #40 describes the deformed arm as “the Asset” (82), and describes in detail the strategies he uses in talking about the deformed arm with women, frequently and successfully leveraging the woman’s sympathy to get her to sleep with him.

In Brief Interview #42, Subject #42 discusses in extensive and comic detail his father’s unlikely career, which is working as a bathroom attendant in an incredibly fancy hotel. Subject #42 bounces between admiring his father’s incredible discipline and routine – performing the job without complaining – and despising his father for the always-neutral expression that he would carry home with him as well (90).

Brief Interview #2,with Subject #2, is a portion of a long and heated discussion with his...

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