Walt Whitman's Guide to Manly Health & Training
Hardcover ISBN: 0399579486
A giftable, illustrated collection of short quotes and pithy advice on the art of "manly health and training" by quintessential American writer Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was the epitome of a 19th-century American gentleman--a poet, journalist, essayist, and the father of free verse--whose legacy lives on to this day. He also had strong opinions about the manly arts of grooming, dress, working out, and health science: in 1858, under a pseudonym, Whitman wrote a nearly 50,000-word journalistic series entitled "Manly Health and Training," which wasn't known to be his work for the past 150 years. In the series, Whitman outlines how to achieve "a perfect body, a perfect blood," and dispenses advice on sports, footwear, bathing, women, alcohol, shaving, food, dancing, mental health, and more. Walt Whitman's Guide to Manly Health and Training excerpts the best of Whitman's treatise on masculinity in an accessible, small, illustrated format, making it the perfect gift for men of all ages.
Washed in Blood
Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema
Paperback ISBN: 0813551609
Claire Sisco King offers an in-depth study of three prominent cycles of Hollywood films that follow the sacrificial narrative: the early–to–mid 1970s, the mid–to–late 1990s, and the mid–to–late 2000s. From Vietnam-era disaster movies to post-9/11 apocalyptic thrillers, she examines how each film represents traumatized American masculinity and national identity. What she uncovers is a cinematic tendency to position straight white men as America's most valuable citizens—and its noblest victims.
The Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
Paperback ISBN: 1622038320
The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on “how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire,
What Women Want
Paperback ISBN: 0316375330
A dating guide for men provides effective and ethical advice for becoming more romantically successful by using honesty, self-awareness, and hard work to cultivate desireable qualities and present the best possible version of oneself to women.
The Will To Change
Men, Masculinity, and Love
Paperback ISBN: 0743456084
In a thought-provoking social and cultural analysis, the author of All About Love explores the world of masculinity and maleness to address some of men's most common concerns, including a fear of intimacy and the loss of their patriarchal place in society, arguing that an emotionally rewarding inner life holds the key to successful intimate relationships. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.