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At Winona State University Guyland by Michael Kimmel was chosen as theCommon Book for 2012-2013 Ms Broses English 111 section 25 came upwith a list of what a common book should entail Collaborating as aclass we came to a conclusion that a common book is a book that ischallenging organized and relatable Guyland is a good common book forWinona State University because it fits all of the criteria of beingchallenging organized and relatable for some men in the agegroup16-26 Even though Guyland fits the criteria for being challengingand relatable it does not fit the criteria for being challenging andsome men do not believe this book is relatable at all Depending uponthe person you ask these beliefs in Guyland fitting the criteria forbeing a Common Book changesSome students at Winona State University would say that Guyland is achallenging reading According to Ruebel a girl at WSU who wasinterviewed This book is challenging by the amount of informationgiven to us within one chapter not by the actual information given tous For example in chapter 5 The Rites of almost-men BingeDrinking Fraternity Hazing and the Elephant Walk In this chapterthe subchapters which are talked about are Initiation ReplacingMother Who does the Validating Proof-ing It All Night UnhealthyHangovers and four other topics For being a twenty-eight page chapterit is giving the audience a lot of information to take in The reasonwhy Guyland is challenging is because for chapter 5 they do not justtalk about The Rites of almost-men Binge Drinking Fraternity Hazingand the Elephant Walk they talk about everything and anything underthe sun in which could possibly go under the topic of men drinkingChanging so many subjects makes reading the chapter more challengingbecause as you read the audience may forget what subchapter they areunder and it is easier to be confused by changing subjects so manytimes On the other hand Guyland is not challenging because the informationgiven to read is not difficult to understand Kimmel does not throw
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