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The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future

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  • Why are so many of today's supermen superclueless?

  • Why are so many ambitious young women unable to find boyfriends as successful and independent as they are?

  • Why do so many men prefer the escapist digitized world of SPIKE TV, Jackass, and Grand Theft Auto to the reality of their own lives?

In an eye-opening exploration of contemporary American manhood, The Decline of Men shows how men are struggling to redefine what being a man means in today's world. Their confusion has led to rampant male malaise, which has left many men feeling alienated and disconnected. Unable to communicate their frustrated thoughts or emotions effectively, too many guys are slacking off and opting out of their manly obligations, producing an entire generation of men who are ditching their own potential and failing the moms, wives, and girlfriends who love them.

The Decline of Men is a wake-up call to this distressing state of affairs. As award-winning journalist Guy Garcia reports, rather than working hard to achieve top grades or a promotion at work, too many American males squander their energy tracking their fantasy football league scores or mastering the latest video game. Men drop out of school at a far higher rate than women and are far likelier to die early because of poor health habits. Even the male Y chromosome is said to be at risk of disappearing altogether one day.

Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family and urges men and women to look past the gender wars to address this national emergency together.

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In an eye-opening exploration of contemporary American manhood, Guy Garcias The Decline of Men shows how men are struggling to redefine what being a man means in todays world. Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family and urges men and women to look past the gender wars to address this national emergency together.

About the Author

Guy Garcia is an award-winning journalist, novelist, and multimedia entrepreneur. A former staff writer for Time, he has also published articles in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Harper's Bazaar, Spin, The Face, Interview, and People. A three-time judge for the National Magazine Awards, Garcia has also written two novels, Skin Deep and Obsidian Sky, as well as the nonfiction book The New Mainstream. Born in Los Angeles, he lives in Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061353147
Subtitle:
How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future
Author:
Garcia, Guy
Author:
by Guy Garcia
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Men -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
Sex role -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 18.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In an eye-opening exploration of contemporary American manhood, Guy Garcias The Decline of Men shows how men are struggling to redefine what being a man means in todays world. Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family and urges men and women to look past the gender wars to address this national emergency together.
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