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Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture


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“At this very moment, through no fault of their own, our boys are caught in the vortex of four powerful, insidious, often invisible forces which conspire to rob them of their future.” We medicate, discipline, suspend and expel our boys from school at quadruple the rate of girls. We let double the number of boys drop out of high school than girls, and of those boys who do graduate, they are far more likely than their sisters to be illiterate, to fail to go to college, or to drop out of college if they do go
SWAGGER is a wakeup call for parents about the real world our boys inhabit right now, but it offers solutions as well. From how to teach your boy humility (the swagger anti-venom), to “making your home a reading mecca,” creating an expectation of college graduation, and how to teach your boy to be critical of the media onslaught in his life, this book is also packed with research-proven, parent-tested, teacher-approved practical solutions, delivered in the author’s trademark no-nonsense, often humorous, take-charge voice.


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Lisa Bloom is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, and trial attorney. From 2001-2009, Lisa hosted a daily, live, national television show on Court TV. She is currently the CBS News and the CNN Legal Analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show, and on CNN and HLN prime time shows. She is a regular legal expert on The Dr. Phil Show and in the last year has guest-hosted Larry King Live, The Early Show, and Showbiz Tonight. Lisa graduated early and phi beta kappa from UCLA and then from the Yale Law School.  Her first book, THINK!, was a New York Times best-seller.

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sentina, June 23, 2012 (view all comments by sentina)
I saw Lisa Bloom on a TV debate about gun control; she was extremely rude, closed her eyes in order to avoid acknowledging any other viewpoint, kept interrupting her opponent, and then indignantly requested that her opponent not interrupt HER the one time that she did!

Bloom was completely coy, close-minded, disrespectful, superior, and self-righteous, refusing to listen to the other side and trying to talk over her. She is proof that university degrees do not confer social intelligence.

This book has some good points, but it has that same know-it-all attitude that is the essence of Bloom... which is that whatever she "knows" is the only right, and no other view is worth even considering. She is the one with swagger.
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Bloom, Lisa
Vantage Point
Child Care
Conflict Resolution
Sociology-Children and Family
Child Care and Parenting-General
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