For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity Book Summary

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world while also exploring how being a man has evolved.

In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don’t cry and dolls are for girls. They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners. They must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn’t been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300% more likely to rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.

In For the Love of Men, author Liz Plank offers a smart, insightful, and deeply researched guide for what we're all going to do about toxic masculinity. For both women looking to guide the men in their lives and men who want to do better and just don’t know how, For the Love of Men will lead the conversation on men's issues in a society where so much is changing but gender roles have remained strangely stagnant.

What are we going to do about men? Plank has the answer--and it has the possibility to change the world for men and women alike.

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  • Caroline

    Update, Oct. 16, 2019: Boys receiving specific instruction in "healthy masculinity," with toxic masculinity confronted: "What Is the Role of an All-Boys School in 2019? How the Elite Institutions Are ...

  • Tucker

    this is an amazing topic that i am excited to see covered. this will be a five star readora one star readwe will just have to wait and see...

  • Eli

    Drop everything: This is the most important book of the year, and you need to read it.Liz Plank pulls out the big guns in her first book, incorporating her international travel experiences, social exp...

  • Scott Shjefte

    No love for Men or the Human race in this book. Gives an overwhelming set of some valid but also much somewhat suspect and biased data about how everything male is just so darn horrible. There is no u...

  • Barred Owl Books

    “Liz Plank is leading a vital debate about gender, power and feminism in a style that opens wider dialogue and reaches beyond the politically converted. She also shows it's entirely possible to have...

  • Ben

    Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an ARC.I was really excited by the description and topic of this book, and think it's absolutely something we need more discussion about. And yet I was d...

  • Chris Ringeisen

    This book is two things.1. A non-fiction treatise on Toxic Masculinity and prescriptive, idealized, traditionally stereotypical and performative ways Men unhealthily navigate a changing world.2. An Po...

  • Sherrie

    ***I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway***Aaah, gender. Perhaps the only topic that gets people as riled up as politics and religion. This book looks at the effect the modern world has on men and h...

  • Genevieve Trono

    This title caught my eye right away and read I read the book description I knew I needed to read it. I am the mother of two boys and the topic of "men" is certainly on my mind. Having grown up in a ho...

  • Chad Guarino

    For the Love of Men is a timely review of what is a hot button issue in our political landscape: gender and toxic masculinity. While this is a book that men and woman of all ages would benefit from re...