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From the PublisherWilliam Pollack, Ph.D.
author of Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From The Myths Of Boyhood
Ten years after The Beauty Myth we finally understand the relationship between society's expectation of boys and men and how they think about their bodies.
Time magazine cover story
Groundbreaking. Ripped male bodies are used today to advertise everything that shapely female bodies advertise: not just fitness products, but also dessert liqueurs, microwave ovens, and luxury hotels. The authors of The Adonis Complex want guys to rebel against those images, or at least see them for what they are: a goal unattainable without drug use.
Compelling [and] convincing...A provocative look at what has been, until now, a largely unexplored subject.