Jonathan Miles / Photography by Andrew Hetherington | Sept. 2013 | Details Magazine
Nicholas Sparks, a mild-mannered father of five, is single-handedly redefining the male ideal.
The author of The Notebook and 16 other mega-best-selling novels doesn't sell romance or even love—he sells decent, sensitive, slightly damaged men who are in love with being in love. Does he know what women want, or is he shaping their desires?
Leaning across the table at a corner booth in a restaurant in the drowsy North Carolina town of New Bern, Nicholas Sparks is trying to describe the ideal man, and he's having a difficult time of it.
Read more at Details Magazine [Note: article contains some PG-13 language]