A Better Man by Michael Ian Black audiobook

A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son

By Michael Ian Black
Read by Michael Ian Black

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781616209117

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664492578

  • ISBN: 9781705000915

Runtime: 5.88 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Today Show Pick of Best Books of the Month

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Most Anticipated Books of the Year

A poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love.

In a world in which the word masculinity now often goes hand in hand with toxic, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black offers up a way forward for boys, men, and anyone who loves them. Part memoir, part advice book, and written as a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son, A Better Man reveals Black’s own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem. “If we cannot allow ourselves vulnerability,” he writes, “how are we supposed to experience wonder, fear, tenderness?”

Honest, funny, and hopeful, Black skillfully navigates the complex gender issues of our time and delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A series of essays that, while still featuring Black’s signature wit, begin seriously with reflections on watching the Sandy Hook tragedy unfold live in Newtown, Connecticut, while his children attended the elementary school one town away. He continues on to such topics as toxic masculinity, consent, respect, pride, and how to walk the line between being the man you want to be and the man society might pressure you to be.” Booklist (starred review)
“We need this book…[for] Black’s simple decency and intelligence and love for his son.” San Francisco Chronicle
“[Black’s] tone is so lovely, his empathy so clear…He does wonderful work breaking down the masculine coding surrounding his own behaviors.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Ian Black

Author Bio: Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show The State, on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows. He is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning I’m Bored, I’m Sad, and I’m Worried, and the parody A Child’s First Book of Trump. His books for adults include the memoirs You’re Not Doing It Right and Navel Gazing, and the essay collection My Custom Van.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 5.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English