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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Manhood by Steve Biddulph. Manhood by Steve Biddulph. Exploring two critical social issues: how to establish a healthy masculinity and how men can release themselves from suffocating and outdated social moulds, Biddulph addresses the problems and possibilities confr 'Most men are not fully alive' is the dramatic opening to Steve Biddulph's bestseller, Manhood, which has now been fully revised and updated in this edition.

Exploring two critical social issues: how to establish a healthy masculinity and how men can release themselves from suffocating and outdated social moulds, Biddulph addresses the problems and possibilities confronting men in their daily lives.

Women have found the book to be a profoundly moving and revealing read, while men acquire recognition and a sense of hope that life can be different. Topics include: - Your relationship with your father - Getting sex right - Being a true dad - Real male friends - Finding a job with heart This edition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of younger men, who are struggling with these issues in the twenty-first century.

Get A Copy. Paperback , Revised , pages. Published May 6th by Vermilion first published November 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Manhood , please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Manhood. Jun 23, Katja rated it really liked it. Just reading the first ten pages of this book will probably be enough to leave you in no doubt - we in the Western world have a serious problem with men. Lonely, frustrated, confused, unhappy men. Men whose identities are tied up in their careers, because they never learned that there were any other options.

Men whose fathers were authoritarian, cold, dis Just reading the first ten pages of this book will probably be enough to leave you in no doubt - we in the Western world have a serious problem with men.

Men whose fathers were authoritarian, cold, distant, abusive, or absent, and who are perpetuating those same patterns in their own families. If this book impresses upon you one message, it is that our concept of manhood has become warped, constricted, deranged — and is in desperate need of re-evaluation.

The fact that this is just as much the case as 20 years ago when it was written is extremely worrying. Biddulph, while approaching this line, actually does a good job of not crossing it. He mostly stays away from simplistic gender divisions, instead portraying manhood as a varied and complex concept. Throwing arm, you can relax now. Despite all the resistance I put up, this book cut through my fortified defences and, for the most part, made a huge amount of sense on both a personal and professional level.

But here, my hole-poking often felt shallow, unconvincing, and strangely unsatisfying. What about the gays! Many of the scenarios that involve men and women would work just as well with the gender roles reversed, or with both sexes the same, or with the nationality changed - the underlying message is what counts. He is definitely at his best when speaking from the heart and sticking with therapeutic principles.

One that could probably use some sex education. By far the weakest chapter is the one on spirituality — an over-long section in which Biddulph cultivates an adoring, salivating relationship with his own words.

View all 7 comments. Dec 01, Luke rated it liked it. A book about the Men's Movement. It had some ideas I strongly agreed with such as the need to be among nature, and the notion that there is a difference between men dominating society and successfully leading society. Feminism assumed that men were having a good time. The men were on top, but were not winners.

Its much more realistic to say that both me A book about the Men's Movement. Its much more realistic to say that both men and women were trapped in a system which damaged them both. The way forward lies not in women fighting men but in women and men together fighting the ancient stupidities that have been bequeathed to them. But you aren't going to get any satisfaction from my presence either.

Hold them against your bare chest, so they start to recognise your smell and its association with manliness - sweaty, natural, clean. Take months off work so that you can unhurriedly adjust to being with the child.

It is the father's role to step in and say "You should be disappointed with yourself, to be using those words against your mother.

You can argue, but do not ever disrespect or threaten her. Otherwise, you will have me to deal with. For long satisfying hours spent learning to be confident and capable in the world, in the pleasure of doing and making, striving together and laughing at adversity, learning the joy of being a man from men who know these things and are willing to share them.

The reality is that men have the same insecurities as women, and the generation of abuse has already had dire consequences for male mental health. Few realise that a child, in time, holds this same power in reverse. They do this because of the lack of respect that has developed with those they love.

I am the son of defective male material, and I'll probably be the same as he is. Ask him how his childhood was, what was it like to raise a family? Some kind of incredible warmth, my whole body was filled with it and I didn't want to leave her or roll away from her. I wanted to get closer to her, very close. I could feel the warmth of her body against mine, soft and gentle and for the first time in my life I stayed in a woman's arms and fell asleep.

Sex is about going back to nature, giving way to wildness - something you should never be too old for. Romance means bringing a wild heart to an erotic body, 'with the naked earth beneath us and the universe above'. Ask the girl how she would like to feel. Despairing of the inter subjective happiness, he takes the other, the woman as an object to exploit as best he can.

This is a cynical attempt to validate himself through domination The creep is a man who fails to live up to the romantic ideal and who feels crushed, bitter and resigned to this failure. And since most men suffer defeat in the romantic meritocracy at one time or another, the cripple can find his identity partially located in the world of men The creep can find a bond with any men who indulge in misogyny.

You turn yourself on, by the way you focus on women. Don't be in a house w only her furnishings and decor. Have a room for me! Finding little reward in their boring lives or their sexlife, she starts to cool down. She exerts her perfect right to not make love. The man sulks, suffers, grouches and schemes to no avail. Thus just makes him even less appealing to his wife, however much she may sympathize.

They don't want you to stay married. Misogynous men are found everywhere. Be protective. Don't crowd her. Work to win her over. If sometimes you don't succeed don't take it personally. When you retire, you die - although your body might go on for a few more years. This is the ideal of leaders with no ambition other than the wellbeing of their community.

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A girl, however bonny, was destined for a lesser fate. She might not be left outside to die or be sold into servitude - practices which still hold in some corners of the world - but she was not normally seen as the important one in the family's future. Education, in particular, was thought 'wasted' on girls since they were only going to get married and have babies of their own, rather than make their mark in a male-dominated society. Boys were easy. Girls were trouble. How the world is turned upside down. On the cusp of the 21st century, it is girls who are easy, boys who promise trouble.

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