9780143006541

What Men Don't Talk About

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    9780143006541

  • ISBN10:

    0143006541

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Global
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Summary

What do men and boys long for, agonise over, aspire to? Why are men often silent in dark and difficult situations? Why do so many find it hard to express how much they care? What do they look for in women? What do they want from committed relationships, from friendships? How do they feel about kids? What motivates them? What do they worry about? How do they see their bodies? What is life like for them as they age? Why do so many resort to suicide? Every day we read articles about men- men at home, men at work, men in bed - but still the confusion and frustration between the sexes remain. Can we put the differences between men and women down to the influence of Venus and Mars, or are there more intricate dynamics at play? Is it true that men's lives are much easier than women's lives - that they have 'got it made'? Surprising, illuminating and at times shocking, What Men Don't Talk About takes the reader far beyond the many stereotypes of men, and reveals how real men and boys view their world.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
What is it about men?p. 7
Learning to measure upp. 20
When boys get to schoolp. 26
Birth of a herop. 39
Angry young menp. 48
Walking on the wild sidep. 60
When boys suicidep. 74
Sons and their mothersp. 80
In search of the perfect bodyp. 99
When men are vulnerablep. 116
The truth about relationshipsp. 134
What happened to the chemistry?p. 145
Men and sexp. 160
When things fall apartp. 170
Men and their healthp. 178
Men's take on workp. 187
Risky businessp. 202
Becoming a dadp. 210
The moment of fatherhoodp. 219
What dads have to offerp. 229
Boys and their dadsp. 236
Fathers and daughtersp. 249
Out on a limbp. 254
Dads and divorcep. 259
Life after divorcep. 274
Picking up the piecesp. 283
When men retirep. 288
On their ownp. 300
Ending itp. 308
Opening upp. 312
In the company of menp. 321
The way aheadp. 330
Notesp. 334
Bibliographyp. 357
Resourcesp. 361
Permissionsp. 362
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