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The Man They Wanted Me to Be - Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making - cover

The Man They Wanted Me to Be - Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making

Jared Yates Sexton

Publisher: Counterpoint

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Summary

"By carefully and soberly examining his own story, Sexton deconstructs American life and gives many examples of how pervasive toxic masculinity is in our culture." ―Henry Rollins, Los Angeles Times 

 
"This book is critically important to our historical moment . . . [C]rackles with intensity and absolutely refuses to allow the reader to look away for even a moment from the blight that toxic masculinity in America has wrought." ―Nicholas Cannariato, NPR 

 
Combining memoir and cultural analysis, Jared Yates Sexton draws on
his upbringing in rural Indiana to explain how we arrived at our current
crisis of masculinity and the personal and societal dangers of outdated definitions of manhood.

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