Men's Studies
Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men : How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life
Beyond Anger
A Guide for Men : How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1569246211
Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry - and miserable - man how to change his life and relationships for the better. This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises - developed especially for men - to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives. Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real.
Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity
Big Black Penis
Misadventures in Race and Masculinity
Paperback      ISBN: 1556527349
Being black and male is a serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of phrase and shocking displays of vulnerability, contains powerful meditations on sexuality, romance, fatherhood, and violence. Unapologetic and sharply critical of the hatred and fear that American society harbors toward black men, Taylor brings the subject of black masculinity into the 21st century.
The Boy Problem: Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870-1970
The Boy Problem
Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870-1970
Hardcover      ISBN: 1421412594
America’s educational system has a problem with boys, and it’s nothing new. The question of what to do with boys—the "boy problem"—has vexed educators and social commentators for more than a century. Contemporary debates about poor academic performance of boys, especially those of color, point to a myriad of reasons: inadequate and punitive schools, broken families, poverty, and cultural conflicts. Julia Grant offers a historical perspective on these debates and reveals that it is a perennial issue in American schooling that says much about gender and education today. Since the birth of compulsory schooling, educators have contended with what exactly to do with boys of immigrant, poor, minority backgrounds. Initially, public schools developed vocational education and organized athletics and technical schools as well as evening and summer continuation schools in response to the concern that the American culture of masculinity devalued academic success in school. Urban educators sought ways to deal with the "bad boys"—almost exclusively poor, immigrant, or migrant—who skipped school, exhibited behavioral problems when they attended, and sometimes landed in special education classes and reformatory institutions. The problems these boys posed led to accommodations in public education and juvenile justice system. This historical study sheds light on contemporary concerns over the academic performance of boys of color who now flounder in school or languish in the juvenile justice system. Grant's cogent analysis will interest education policy-makers and educators, as well as scholars of the history of education, childhood, gender studies, American studies, and urban history.
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Boys Adrift
The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465072097
A physician, research psychologist, and author of Why Gender Matters looks at the reasons why American boys, from kindergarten to college, are less resilient and ambitious than twenty years ago, discussing the causes of failure in school and at home and presenting a series of practical solutions to help alleviate the problem.
Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories
Boys Like Us
Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0380788357
Twenty-nine noted gay writers recount their personal stories of "coming out" to parents, siblings, co-workers, and friends, and how they came to terms with their desire for other men. Reprint.
Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship: Overcoming Male Isolation for a Longer, Happier LIfe
Breaking the Male Code
Unlocking the Power of Friendship: Overcoming Male Isolation for a Longer, Happier LIfe
Paperback      ISBN: 1592409628
A psychotherapist and clinical professor examines modern male friendships and the impact that large changes in the economy and society have had on men's ability to talk about themselves, their feelings and to make deeper connections with each other. 25,000 first printing.
Brothers, Lust and Love: Thoughts on Manhood, Sex and Romance
Brothers, Lust and Love
Thoughts on Manhood, Sex and Romance
Paperback      ISBN: 0385491492
A look at relationships between African-American couples examines why women expect too much from men and why men want too little, five things men want to change about women, and how television shows teach kids harmful stereotypes about couples. Reprint.
Business Dad: How Good Businessmen Can Make Great Fathers (And Vice Versa)
Business Dad
How Good Businessmen Can Make Great Fathers (And Vice Versa)
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316219509
A parenting guide for fathers explains why the same skills required for business management--cooperation, negotiation, long-term planning, crisis management, empathy, and leadership--are so crucial to raising happy, healthy, connected children. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
CAD: Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor
Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0786868821
An entertaining, sometimes poignant, sometimes outrageous memoir describes the author's odyssey from the breakup of his doomed marriage to a serial dater making his way through the ranks of New York's women, as his behavior becomes more and more ungentlemanlike, and his descent into bachelor hell, until he finds true love. 75,000 first printing.
China Doll
China Doll
Paperback      ISBN: 1559365021
"The finest American author of his generation."—Sunday Mail This complex new work from celebrated playwright David Mamet revolves around a wealthy man, his young fiancée, and an airplane. The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semiretirement and enjoy himself. While in the process of leaving his office, and giving last minute instructions to his young assistant, he takes one final phone call. The new, widely anticipated play premieres on Broadway this fall, starring Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Al Pacino, for whom the play was written. Pacino described the role of billionaire Mickey Ross as "one of the most daunting and challenging roles I've been given to explore in the theater" and declared, "it blew me away." David Mamet is an American playwright, director, and screenwriter whose most notable works include Glengarry Glen Ross (Pulitzer Prize for Drama), American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Oleanna, November, Race, and The Anarchist. Besides the film adaptations of his plays, his major screenwriting credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, Rising Sun, Wag the Dog, and Hannibal. Over the course of his prolific career, Mamet has earned Tony Award nominations, Academy Award nominations, Drama Desk Awards, and "Screenwriter of the Year" from the London Critics Circle Film Awards.