Men's Studies
The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce: And How to Avoid Them
The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce
And How to Avoid Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0307589803

The Knowledge Every Man Needs for a Successful Divorce

Each year 500,000 men will face divorce, and most of them make at least one crucial--and often irreversible--mistake. These errors might seem minor, such as moving out while things get sorted out, or thinking of "temporary" orders as being truly temporary. But when they get to court, these men discover they have put themselves in a terrible position. They may have to give up their house, pay impossibly high alimony, or even lose custody.

You could be one of these men.

But you don't have to be.

Joseph Cordell, the founder of the nation's largest law firm focusing on men's divorce and the creator of the Dads Divorce website, has seen the consequences of the mistakes men make. Drawing upon the huge number of cases that Cordell & Cordell has handled, this book identifies the 10 most common mistakes that end up hurting men in divorce. Cordell demystifies the divorce process, explains what judges consider in making their final decisions, and lays out a road map for positive actions men can take to achieve the best possible outcome.

No man should face divorce without this book.

The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great
The 5 Love Languages for Men
Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great
Paperback      ISBN: 0802412726

The love she craves, the confidence you need

In a man's heart is the desire to master what matters. It's nice to get a complement at work or on the court, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while, or you feel like you're not bringing you're A-game relationally, this book is for you.

The 5 Love Languages(R) has sold 10 million copies because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of learning and speaking their wife's love language. Touched with humor and packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.

"When you express your love for your wife using her primary love language, it's like hitting the sweet spot on a baseball bat or golf club. It just feels right--and the results are impressive." --Gary Chapman

Includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages(R) personal profile.

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Expanded: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why
50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Expanded
What to Do, When to Do It, and Why
Hardcover      ISBN: 140160465x

A young man's guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy.

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man's guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy. He knows how to shake hands. He knows how to be a good sport. He knows how to give a genuine compliment and how to speak his mind without being offensive. His friends listen to what he has to say, and he returns the favor. He knows how to achieve the perfect knot in a necktie, and more important, he knows when he should be wearing a tie in the first place. Oh, and his favorite ball cap? He knows when to wear it and when to leave it at home on his dresser. Becoming a gentleman doesn't happen in an instant; it's a lifelong exercise in refining etiquette, social interaction, and personal discipline. It all begins here.

Absent Fathers, Lost Sons: The Search for Masculine Identity
Absent Fathers, Lost Sons
The Search for Masculine Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736030

An experience of the fragility of conventional images of masculinity is something many modern men share. Psychoanalyst Guy Corneau traces this experience to an even deeper feeling men have of their fathers' silence or absence-sometimes literal, but especially emotional and spiritual. Why is this feeling so profound in the lives of the postwar "baby boom" generation-men who are now approaching middle age? Because, he says, this generation marks a critical phase in the loss of the masculine initiation rituals that in the past ensured a boy's passage into manhood. In his engaging examination of the many different ways this missing link manifests in men's lives, Corneau shows that, for men today, regaining the essential "second birth" into manhood lies in gaining the ability to be a father to themselves-not only as a means of healing psychological pain, but as a necessary step in the process of becoming whole.

The Achilles Effect: What Pop Culture Is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity
The Achilles Effect
What Pop Culture Is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity
Paperback      ISBN: 145028499x

A discussion of pop culture messages about masculinity, their impact on boys, and the benefits of introducing more gender balance to boys' lives.

When most people think about gender stereotypes and children, they envision princesses, dolls, and pink clothing. Few consider the warriors, muscle-bound action figures, and T-shirts covered in graffiti and skulls that are assumed to signify masculinity.

The pop culture environment that surrounds boys introduces them to a world where traditionally masculine traits-like toughness, aggression, and stoicism-are highly esteemed and where female influence is all but absent.

The Achilles Effect explores gender bias in the entertainment aimed at primary school boys, focusing on the dominant themes in children's TV shows, toy advertising, movies, and books: gender stereotypes of both sexes, male dominance, negative portrayals of fathers, breaking of the mother/son bond, and the devaluing of femininity. It examines the gender messages sent by pop culture, provides strategies for countering these messages, and encourages discussion of a vitally important issue that is rarely talked about-boys and their often skewed understanding of gender.

The Achilles Effect is a guide for parents, educators, and students who want to learn more about male and female stereotypes, their continued strong presence in kids' pop culture, and their effect on young boys.

ACT Like a Man: Challenging Masculinities in American Drama
ACT Like a Man
Challenging Masculinities in American Drama
Paperback      ISBN: 0472065726

How men communicate with each other on stage when no women are present--and what it tells us about power and gender

Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation
Adam's Return
The Five Promises of Male Initiation
Paperback      ISBN: 082452280x

Based on decades of work, travel, and experience, Rohr, a Franciscan brother and best-selling author, unearths the complexities of male spiritual maturation and helps us to understand the importance of male initiation rights in both culture and the church.

Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity
Affirmative Reaction
New Formations of White Masculinity
Paperback      ISBN: 0822349485
Affirmative Reaction explores the cultural politics of heteronormative white masculine privilege in the United States. Through close readings of texts ranging from the popular television drama 24 to the Marvel Comics miniseries The Call of Duty, and from the reality show American Chopper to the movie Million Dollar Baby, Hamilton Carroll argues that the true privilege of white masculinity-and its defining strategy-is not to be unmarked, universal, or invisible, but to be mobile and mutable. He describes how, in response to the perceived erosions of privilege produced by post-civil rights era identity politics, white masculinity has come to rely on the very discourses of difference that unsettled its claims on the universal; it has redefined itself as a marginalized identity.

Throughout Affirmative Reaction, Carroll examines the kinds of difference white masculinity claims for itself as it attempts to hold onto or maintain majority privilege. Whether these are traditional sites of minority difference-such as Irishness, white trash, or domestic melodrama-or reworked sites of masculinist investment-including laboring bodies, public-sphere politics, and vigilantism-the outcome is the same: the foregrounding of white masculinity over and against women, people of color, and the non-heteronormative. By revealing the strategies through which white masculinity is produced as a formal difference, Carroll sheds new light on the ways that privilege is accrued and maintained.

Amateur: A True Story about What Makes a Man
Amateur
A True Story about What Makes a Man
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501168746
*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction
*Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Memoir/Biography
*Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize

One of The Times UK's Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed's Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle's Best LGBT Books of 2018, Book Riot's Best Queer Books of 2018, and 52 Insight's Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018

From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society.

In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing--learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body--McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it.

In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.
Anger Busting Workbook: Simple, Powerful Techniques for Managing Anger & Saving Relationships
Anger Busting Workbook
Simple, Powerful Techniques for Managing Anger & Saving Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 188629819x
For those losing their life to anger, this workbook is a lifesaver. Get straight talk on what you can do RIGHT NOW to win back your life--and your wife--in 90 days. These proven techniques have already helped thousands of men save their relationships and turn their lives around. Use this workbook with over 51 Anger Buster tactics--on your own, with your spouse, or with a therapist. Nationally endorsed by relationship experts.