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The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Getting Axed, 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Why are so many of today's supermen super-clueless?

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

An entire generation of men is slacking off. The struggle to redefine what being a man means in today's world has resulted in widespread male confusion, leading to rampant malaise, alienation, and disconnection. In this eye-opening exploration of this crisis of contemporary American manhood, award-winning journalist Guy Garcia sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family. Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men is an important wake-up call to the distressing reality of the American male

About the Author

Guy Garcia is an award-winning journalist, novelist, and multimedia entrepreneur and a former staff writer at Time magazine. He is the founder and CEO of MentaMetrix, Inc., a multicultural research and marketing firm based in New York City. He is the author of the nonfiction book The New Mainstream and two novels, Skin Deep and Obsidian Sky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061353154
Subtitle:
How the American Male Is Getting Axed, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future
Author:
Garcia, Guy
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Men's Studies - Masculinity
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.09x6.41x.77 in. .54 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Mens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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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.
"Synopsis" by ,

Why are so many of today's supermen super-clueless?

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

An entire generation of men is slacking off. The struggle to redefine what being a man means in today's world has resulted in widespread male confusion, leading to rampant malaise, alienation, and disconnection. In this eye-opening exploration of this crisis of contemporary American manhood, award-winning journalist Guy Garcia sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family. Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men is an important wake-up call to the distressing reality of the American male

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