In the Media

75 Books…

From Esquire, via Collected Miscellany, comes “75 Books Every Man Should Read.” It lists Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead as #25 (I might have scored it higher than some of those above it) — in the company of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, DeLillo, Melville, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Faulkner, and Roth. This is, indeed, a man’s list — not that women wouldn’t enjoy many of these books — and very American-centric.
Would someone explain the choice of Fitzgerald’s The Crack-Up over The Great Gatsby?