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You Are Not the Man You Are Supposed to Be

You Are Not the Man You Are Supposed to Be

Into the Chaos of Modern Masculinity

by Martin Robinson
Hardback
Publication Date: 04/05/2021

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In this searingly honest book we join Martin Robinson – magazine journalist and founder of men's media site The Book of Man – on a journey into the chaos of modern masculinity.

Along the way, Martin visits mental health groups and prisons, talks to sex activists, evolutionary psychologists and musicians, works out with Special Forces soldiers, watches cage fights, has a drag make-over and subjects himself to an 'intimacy jam' – all in his quest to unpeel the onion-like layers that make up the modern man. And yes, tears are shed. Not cool, solitary tears either.

Reflecting on his reporting and discussions with experts, Martin also examines some of the most pressing concerns facing men today, including violence, suicide and the spectre of toxic masculinity. He explores how men are defining themselves beyond traditional male stereotypes; whether they can learn to expand the limits of what society expects; how to combat the male mental health epidemic; and why men need a new blueprint to live by in a society transformed by the Digital Age, new attitudes in gender relations and a global pandemic.

Crammed full of interviews with the likes of Jason Fox from SAS: Who Dares Wins, Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods, musician Professor Green, authors Poorna Bell and Thomas Page McBee, poet Derek Owusu and Olympic gold-winning boxer Luke Campbell MBE, You Are Not the Man You Are Supposed to Be portrays a nation of men struggling to make sense of this strange new world, ultimately seeking out powerful new ways for them to be.

ISBN:
9781472971272
9781472971272
Category:
Gender studies: men
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
04-05-2021
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.49kg
Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson is the Editor and Founder of The Book of Man, a website aiming to support male mental health and wellbeing, and explore new forms of masculinity. He appears regularly on panels, podcasts and radio to discuss his work. Prior to founding the site, Martin worked in men's and music magazines for 17 years. He lives with his two children and partner in South London.

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