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Drugs, Sex and Protein Shakes: In Pursuit of the Perfect Body
     

Drugs, Sex and Protein Shakes: In Pursuit of the Perfect Body

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by Joseph Shield
 

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Joseph Shield, a celebrity therapist, reveals why people feel self-conscious about their bodies and what strategies he uses to improve their confidence, health and well-being.

'Drugs, Sex & Protein Shakes' successfully combines personal anecdotes, scholarly research and the personal stories of three young men who share their compelling insights and

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Joseph Shield, a celebrity therapist, reveals why people feel self-conscious about their bodies and what strategies he uses to improve their confidence, health and well-being.

'Drugs, Sex & Protein Shakes' successfully combines personal anecdotes, scholarly research and the personal stories of three young men who share their compelling insights and experiences relating to body anxiety, social acceptance, sex, sexuality, drugs and intimacy as they attempt to create a socially desirable male physique and identity.

Join Joseph as he skillfully answers the questions: What is a desirable body? What are young men prepared to do to achieve it? And what affect does it have on their day-to-day lives?

‘Drugs, Sex & Protein Shakes’ will:

* Increase your self-awareness and help you to understand the behaviour of others.

* Help you to understand how the media and your friends shape your perceptions of who you are.

* Teach you how to maintain a healthy mind and body.

* Improve your confidence and decrease feelings of body anxiety.

An eloquent and well-researched deconstruction of the male and the joys and perils of self-objectification; as lean and sinewy body and oxygenated as the muscles that inspire it

– Ian Kearner NY Times best-selling Author

About Joseph Shield

Joseph Shield is a groundbreaking therapist, researcher and writer with an interest in exploring the ways that people perceive and construct their own realities. His work explores and unravels people’s behaviour within a socio-psychological and historical context in order to help explain to the reader the reasons why we behave the way that we do, and how we can overcome the behaviours that prevent us from achieving our goals.

www.joseph-shield.com

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"An eloquent and well-researched deconstruction of the male body and the perils of self-objectification: as lean and sinewy and oxygenated as the muscles that inspired it"
- Ian Kerner, NY Times best-selling author of 'She Comes First'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780692457696
Publisher:
Sonpollo
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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Drugs, Sex and Protein Shakes: In Pursuit of the Perfect Body 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Craig_Rodger More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. As a teacher I have noticed how many young men have become increasingly self-conscious about their bodies over the last 5 years. This book helped me to understand why. The personal stories used in this book are insightful and captivating.
Jlavuire More than 1 year ago
I have come across and read many articles related to how women perceive their own appearance, and the role media and society in general plays in influencing feelings of self-consciousness, but it’s not often that I see the discussion of how these factors affect men. In that regard, I am very glad that the author has chosen to write about this topic, which seems to be a discussion most people avoid, from not only a scholarly perspective, but also a personal one by sharing some of his own experiences and the stories of others. Most importantly, the writing is expressed in a concise and straightforward manner with an approachable tone that I personally found made everything easy to understand.
ChrisStone More than 1 year ago
Extremely insightful and informative. The book takes us into the worlds of three young men and how they experience their bodies through the eyes of a therapist. I found the book to quite enthralling and raw at times, and it is very original. It's a kind of a mixture of a research book and and a biography - the personal stories, interesting historical facts, and the advice given is brilliant. A very good read and an excellent investment. I hope their are more to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cleverly written and packed with information in relation to how our perceptions of our bodies our formed. The book includes a range of information including socio-cultural, psychological, historical, scientific, health and fitness analysis of young men's experiences of their bodies. A fascinating read and very informative. The personal stories bring this book to life.