By Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell
Author note: Edited by way of Michael Segell
Publish yr note: First released June 4th 2000
Sarah Ban Breathnach desired to provide males an identical reflective ebook that she provided ladies in basic Abundance. but, she additionally knew that she wanted a guy to assist her characterize an real male adventure, a publication that mined underneath the "Men Are from Mars" stereotypes and "Iron John" expectancies. So she joined forces with Michael Segell, former "Men's Mind" columnist for Esquire and writer of Standup Guy. From there, the duo amassed those contemplative, funny, and mature essays written via a various sampling of guys, together with a backwoods hermit, mystical rabbi, and international well known rock star.
Segell writes the poignant introductions to the essays whereas Ban Breathnach inserts her own responses on the finish of really provocative essays. from time to time she feels like an intruder in a "boy's only" tree fortress membership, her reviews sounding misplaced inside those inner most moments of male bonding. but she forces readers, women and men alike, to recognize the female in the male adventure, a lofty objective that we have a tendency to withstand. participants comprise Sting, who talks in regards to the distinction among thrill looking and hazard taking in "Let Your Soul Be Your Rookie." experience author Tim Cahill writes approximately "The Bravest factor I Ever Did"--face his panic ailment as his vomited his manner via an un-aired tv interview. And Thomas Moore speaks to the ecstasy of melding spirituality and sexuality. --Gail Hudson
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