Raven Smith has been 32 for several years and lives in London with his husband and cat. The former Vogue and Sunday Times columnist is quoted by many as the funniest person on Instagram, which does nothing to minimise his ego. This is his first book.
PRAISE FOR RAVEN SMITH’S MEN The antithesis to the plot of Pride and Prejudice, Raven Smith retains both his pride and prejudice as we cringe along to his multifaceted sexual conquests and misdemeanours. Constantly reminding us of our own rush from puberty to adulthood, Raven’s searingly honest voice spirals us downwards into an ever shifting personal rabbit hole from which, presented with a much needed emotional hand job, we climb back out into the light. A brilliant writer, he takes up all the space, pushing over extended budgie smugglers into gaps that have been missing from the contemporary autobiography for far too long.” RUSSELL TOVEY, ACTOR, WRITER & BROADCASTER ‘A thoroughly entertaining, no-holds-barred examination of modern masculinity that offers up conclusions as surprising as they are perceptive." OTEGHA UWAGBA ‘Raven Smith’s Men is a book both unfairly funny and beautifully revealing. I felt like a curtain had been pulled back, allowing me not only to inhabit his brain for a while, but also to look at men through the eyes of one who finds them so interesting, frustrating and addictive. Raven himself is the lynchpin of this book, and his writing is so near perfect I could read about this particular man all day.’BELLA MACKIE ‘MEN is stylish, funny, and acid-tongued, which is to say it’s everything I love about Raven Smith’s writing” MONICA HEISEY ‘In a nutshell: Boys boys boys. Writer, charmer-about-town and meme magician…part-screamingly funny memoir, part-treatise on men, patriarchy and masculinity – and where he fits into it all.’ EVENING STANDARD ‘Raven Smith’s Men is a new collection of essays about the writer’s conflicted love for men, and it’s just as wise, sharp and naughty as you’d expect from one of the funniest men on the internet.’ THE OBSERVER