The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him
Why do American husbands come home from work too exhausted to interact with their families? When did a healthy quest for prosperity become a twisted game no one can win?
Shmuley Boteach has discovered a disturbing common thread in the families he meets: men responding to the pressure of competition in their work lives by turning away from their loved ones. In a world t
This book is so badly written, the author making such broad assumptions and repeating the same ideas over and over-pity the broken male who has to actually work for his success in career, marriage and the responsibilities of fatherhood instead of having sex, money and power handed to him on a silve ...more
Lots of sweeping statements but there are nuggets of insight that can be taken away. It's interesting to read a male perspective, albeit one with a ...more
If this book had been written from a science or psychology background, it might have been one of the defining books of its time; as it is, it's absolutely an important book, worth reading ...more
The gist of the book is that endless pursuit of money is bad, and familial closeness, passion, and purpose are much more important. The pursuit of money is dehumanizing men, and making them feel like 'human doings' and never satisfied with where they ...more
I laughed, read aloud, and laughed again everytime I saw the phrase "Shalom in the Home".
A winner of the London Times highly prestigious "Preacher of the Year" award, Rabbi Shmuley has lectured and appeared in print, radio, and TV all over the globe. ...more