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The Broken American Male: and How to Fix Him
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The Broken American Male: and How to Fix Him

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by Shmuley Boteach
 

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Why do American husbands come home from work too exhausted to interact with their families? When did a healthy quest for prosperity become a twisted game no one can win?

Shmuley Boteach has discovered a disturbing common thread in the families he meets: men responding to the pressure of competition in their work lives by turning away from their loved ones.

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Why do American husbands come home from work too exhausted to interact with their families? When did a healthy quest for prosperity become a twisted game no one can win?

Shmuley Boteach has discovered a disturbing common thread in the families he meets: men responding to the pressure of competition in their work lives by turning away from their loved ones. In a world that judges men by the size of their paychecks and the wattage of their fame, the personal commitments of family and romance which once defined male greatness no longer even rate. As a result, we see more and more stressed-out dads, distracted husbands and miserable human beings who use alcohol, the internet, and sporting events as numbing stand-ins for the authentic thrills of real life.

In THE BROKEN AMERICAN MALE, Boteach doesn't just outline the problems facing marriages and nuclear families. He also offers inspiring solutions, showing how wives can help their broken husbands rediscover what is valuable in life, and become heroes again to their own families.

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From the Publisher

“A vital and fascinating repair manual.” —A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

“A refreshing kick in the teeth.” —USA Today

“Boteach's lessons are applicable to anyone hoping to understand and overcome feelings of failure in themselves or their loved ones.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312541507
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
937,419
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH is the host of a radio show on the "Oprah and Friends" XM Channel. The Rabbi of Oxford University for eleven years and the London Times Preacher of the Year 2000, Boteach is also the author of eighteen books and an award winning syndicated columnist.

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The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I very much appreciated the author's insights and opinions, I found this particular e-edition nearly impossible to read. The errors in "translation" to an e - format are often and egregious. My sincere advise to anyone considering the purchase of this book is to do so, but in a traditional paper format.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of makes you feel bad for the poor guys! I don't know if it can help though, unless they themselves read it and want to change in order to be truly happy.