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Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I have read both of Lisa Bloom's books in one sitting. Devouring

I have read both of Lisa Bloom's books in one sitting. Devouring them, choosing her ideas over sleep and feeling a sense of purpose and re-invigorated passion in the world after reading them.
Her words flow as i jump excitedly from paragraph to paragraph knowing that ea...
I have read both of Lisa Bloom's books in one sitting. Devouring them, choosing her ideas over sleep and feeling a sense of purpose and re-invigorated passion in the world after reading them.
Her words flow as i jump excitedly from paragraph to paragraph knowing that each sentence will hold immense value. I feel that the words in this book can make an impact and ripple into the consciousness that informs us. I personally resonate with Lisa's social commentary in Swagger, specifically, the articulation and primary focus of schools, the economy and thug culture. It's filled with brilliant observations that like the bookThink: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World in the sense that it brings our attention to things we all know as true but have become so used to it as a reality we don't respond or take outrage with the awareness it truly deserves. This book changed and evolved the way I think about our culture for men. I've already told every mother I know and people in my community that Lisa has done it again and written a book that honors the upward hill journey of boys being raised in our culture and inspires a call to action to what we can all do. Most importantly, remembering, that we are all stronger together.
Soulful. Practical. Necessary. Page Turner. My highest recommendation.

posted by Renee-Brooklyn on May 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Worthwhile reading.

Interesting reading, and very thought provoking. Wish it had offered a bit more advice to possible solutions or preventative measures. Appreciated the statistics.

posted by 10517745 on July 4, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    After reading this book I have realized that it is just a racist

    After reading this book I have realized that it is just a racist stereo typical piece of writing racial profiling young black men "Thug Culture" aha excuse me what do you know about this thug culture! As a young black woman I am outraged by this book. Just another white women trying to get "in touch" with the black culture when she clearly knows nothing about it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Tell me something new!

    Sorry, not worth the money...nothing in this book that I didn't already know!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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