In Proclivities: A Pop Culture Odyssey, author Jay Alan Reeves humorously details his thoughts on sex, relationships and feminism from a male perspective.
“Women are the most compelling proclivity of all,” Reeves says. “Our genetic components attract us to women, but our learned gender differences often muddle the process of connecting with them on the same levels.”
What prompted you to write this book?
My cheeky answer to the question of what prompted me to write Proclivities is; “an episode of delusional psychosis.” In truth, all of my life I knew I would eventually write a book, but I had no Idea what that book would actually be like until the project was finished. It was a self discovery process.
What is the backstory on the book’s cover image?
#2! The material in the foreground of my book cover is “bovine fecal matter” mixed with straw, which is shown as a farmer would see when cleaning a barn. I am an Iowa farmer (thus the standing corn in the background) and breaking down political and cultural BS is an ongoing theme of Proclivities.
What were the literary, psychological and/or logistical challenges in bringing your work to life, if any?
The greatest challenge for any writer is the massive amount of time involved. There were no psychological or logistical challenges.
What is the mission you set out to accomplish with your voice in this book?
I can’t say that I had a specific mission when I began writing my book, but during the writing process Proclivities evolved to a condemnation of the endless cultural misdirection as fostered by those promoting a self serving agenda.