A Better Man (Hardcover)

True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to Be a Man

By Kelly H. Johnson (Editor)

Brandylane Publishers, Inc., 9781883911843, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

List Price: 25.95*
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The journey from childhood to manhood is a momentous time in every boy's life, yet never has this transition been more challenging than it is today.In addition to the trials of peer pressure, hormones and popularity, young men must grapple with a culture that places enormous emphasis on physical appeal, material wealth and celebrity status. Television, film and video game heroes have become role models to a generation, and boys are hard-pressed to find reliable answers to the question of what it really means to be a man.Stepping in to help fill the void, A Better Man features interviews and essays from some of the most respected and engaging men in America today. With sincerity, humor and directness, these surrogate fathers and grandfathers share their experience and advice on courage, service, anger, respect, and a host of other topics.