"New York Times" best-selling author Bill Bennett uses stories, essays, and historical and contemporary profiles to explore and explain what it means to be a man.
Confusions abound about manhood in today's culture. Whether it's MIA fathers, gangster machismo, metrosexual role models, or the idealization of the gay lifestyle, boys are subject to a dizzying and dismaying array of options about the path they should take as they grow into manhood. "New York Times" best-selling author William J. Bennett seeks to chart a clearer course, offering a realizable ideal of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life.
"The Book of Man" explores the life of men in various contexts: work, play, prayer, war, home, and friendship. Like his classic, "The Book of Virtues," Bennett uses essays and stories, myths and history, to bring life to the subject. Aimed at helping families-adults and children-teachers, and policy makers, "The Book of Man" defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire.