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Author Black, Michael Ian, 1971- author.

Title A better man : a (mostly serious) letter to my son / Michael Ian Black.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2020.
2020

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Edition First edition.
Description 291 pages ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Introduction: The wilds of Connecticut -- Some guy: now you're home -- Rosary: tell your kids you love them -- Skate or die: you're not toxic -- A useful engine: you're a real man -- No sissy stuff: be yourself -- Do you even lift, bro?: share the load -- Beer from a leg: respect the service of others -- Smoke signals: violence is (almost) never the answer -- Winner, winner, chicken dinner: take pride, but not too much -- Gunslinger: you can't do it alone -- Lucky Charms: choose happiness -- It's just plumbing: communicate with your partner (and pick up the check) -- Everything and nothing: be humane -- Here I am: do something positive -- A better man: breathe -- One guy: turn around and wave goodbye.
Summary What does it mean to be a man? The book navigates the complex gender issues of our time, and answers the question "How can we be, and raise, better men?" Part memoir, part advice book, and written as a letter to his college-bound son, the book reveals Black's own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations placed on boys to "man up," and searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem.
Subject Black, Michael Ian, 1971- -- Biography.
Boys -- United States -- Conduct of life -- Popular works.
Conduct of life -- Psychological aspects -- Sociological aspects -- Popular works.
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Conduct of life -- Popular works.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Conduct of life -- Popular works.
Masculinity -- United States -- Conduct of life -- Psychological aspects -- Sociological aspects -- Popular works.
Maturation (Psychology) -- United States -- Conduct of life -- Popular works.
Men -- United States -- Identity -- Conduct of life -- Popular works.
Sex role -- United States -- Conduct of life -- Psychological aspects -- Sociological aspects -- Popular works.
Social pressure -- Psychological aspects -- Popular works.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst00874563
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Masculinity. (OCoLC)fst01011027
Men -- Identity. (OCoLC)fst01016008
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Informational works.
Personal narratives.
Added Author Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781616209117 (hardcover)
1616209119 (hardcover)

 
    
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