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Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood

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  • Posted October 4, 2012

    Five Stars for a Raw and Hopeful Journey

    This book is not meant to have all of the answers and it doesn't need to. What it does is tell one man's journey of grappling with the confines of masculinity. With a candidness and vulnerability, Gómez takes us through his ups and downs, his victories and his mistakes. This is a real journey -- one that isn't claiming to be pretty or simple but raw and complex. Not being the best version of oneself is something we can all relate to and Gómez offers up his story and missteps for us to examine and even critique. Demonstrating along the way how he challenged and also conformed to what he thought a man was supposed to be.

    What does it mean to be a man? Or woman? Or anyone in between? What are the confines of gender that we have been raised to believe are necessary? What Gómez offers is not just a new way of looking at what it means to be a man, but ultimately permission for every one of us to get free.

    Five stars for this brave, new voice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 3, 2013

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    Sounds good.

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    Posted September 2, 2013

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    Posted September 3, 2013

    Adam

    Next reslt arianna. Fourth result fyre and fifth resut plague

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    Posted September 3, 2013

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    Posted September 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    As the mother of a little boy who is both Native American and Ca

    As the mother of a little boy who is both Native American and Caucasian, Man Up appealed to me not only because of its title but also the racial issues discussed in the book. I hoped to glean some understanding of the difficulties my son may face as a young man with two cultural identities. As I was immersed in the life of author Carlos Andrés Gómez, I was drawn in by the his strait forward, vulnerable honesty. A combination of male linguistics, poetry, and sensitive revelation, Man Up beautifully and compassionately exposes the pitfalls of socially enforced male machismo. Questioning the roles men are forced to believe they must embody and facing the issue of race head on, Man Up became a vehicle for my own growth as a mother and women. The authors experiences growing up also provided indispensable knowledge and lessons I can employ in raising my own intensely sensitive and loving little boy. A truly touching and brave memoir.

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