For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity (Paperback)

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For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity (Paperback)

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A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.

In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don’t cry and dolls are for girls (a newer phenomenon than you might realize—gendered toys came back in vogue as recently as the 80s). They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners, they must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn’t been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300% (!) more likely to commit rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.

In For the Love of Men, Liz offers a smart, insightful, and deeply-researched guide for what we're all going to do about toxic masculinity. For both women looking to guide the men in their lives and men who want to do better and just don’t know how, For the Love of Men will lead the conversation on men's issues in a society where so much is changing, but gender roles have remained strangely stagnant.

What are we going to do about men? Liz Plank has the answer. And it has the possibility to change the world for men and women alike.

LIZ PLANK is an award-winning journalist and the Executive Producer and Host of Vox Media's Consider It. She was also the executive producer of Vox.com’s Shorty Award-winning series about the 2016 presidential election called 2016ish, in which she interviewed key figures like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Michael Moore, Tony Goldwyn, Joss Whedon, and Hope Solo. Liz was also named named Mediaite's 2016 Most Influential in News Media, has presented a Tedx Talk about modern masculinity called “How to be a man, a woman’s guide,” and was named one of Forebs' 30 Under 30 in Media.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250757203
ISBN-10: 1250757207
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English

“A tender, intelligent meditation on why now, more than ever, men deserve more.”--Teen Vogue

“A near-forensically reported examination of modern masculinity and an urgent call to action.”--Vogue

"[A] timely, gimlet-eyed book about toxic masculinity. With sparkling wit and razor-sharp cultural criticism, Plank investigates toxic masculinity and the threat it poses not just to women, children, and society, but to the emotional wellbeing of men themselves."—Esquire ("Best Fall Books of 2019")

“A hopeful prescription.”--GQ

“Plank's empathy and hope are palpable."--Pop Sugar

"[A] compassionate and skillful social analysis. Plank’s thoughtful approach and ability to elicit emotional responses from men by engaging them about masculinity as a curious, compassionate outsider yield a well-rounded picture of what contemporary men are facing"—Publishers Weekly

"For the Love of Men offers a blueprint for men to examine themselves and how they think about gender."--NPR

THE SANTA FE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Celebrating the power of story, the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival will be an unforgettable weekend dedicated to a shared love and language of ideas. Collected Works Bookstore is thrilled to be the official bookstore of the Festival. 

Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, John Grisham, amongst others, will headline the festival, discussing their work with readings and book signings that set the stage for further inspired conversations.

NOTE: If you purchase a festival event ticket that is INCLUSIVE of the author's book, you will receive that book upon check-in for your event at the festival.

To order books by festival authors directly from CW, see below. Collected Works will be carrying a wide selection of books by all participating authors available for online pre-order and at the on-site festival bookstore May 20-23.

Purchase your tickets from the SF Literary Festival website here.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret Atwood     Freddie Bitsoie     Sandra Cisneros

Lynn Cline     William deBuys     Ashley Ford

John Grisham     Roshi Joan Halifax     Joy Harjo

Anne Hillerman     Cheryl Alters Jamison     Craig Johnson

Asma Khan     Phil Klay      Jon Krakauer

Valeria Luiselli     Deborah Madison      Emily St. John Mandel

George R. R. Martin      James McGrath Morris     Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co. 

Carmella Padilla     Douglas Preston     Kirstin Valdez Quade

Bob Shacochis     Henry Shukman     Hampton Sides

Bryant Terry     Darryl Lorenzo Wellington     Colson Whitehead

Don Winslow     Lawrence Wright