Silent Sons: A Book for and About Men

Silent Sons: A Book for and About Men

by Robert Ackerman
     
 

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It could be you or someone you love. Strong, silent types are everywhere, and it is their telltale silence that has kept their problems hidden until now. A silent son can come from a family that coped with violence, alcoholism, child abuse, extreme rigidity, or divorce, but all silent sons have certain common characteristics:


  • They keep things that

Overview

It could be you or someone you love. Strong, silent types are everywhere, and it is their telltale silence that has kept their problems hidden until now. A silent son can come from a family that coped with violence, alcoholism, child abuse, extreme rigidity, or divorce, but all silent sons have certain common characteristics:


  • They keep things that bother them to themselves.

  • They deny that unpleasant events occur.

  • They fear letting people know them.

  • They have difficulty interacting with their parents, spouses, or children.

  • They have a strong fear of criticism.

  • They are often angry.


In Silent Sons, Dr. Robert Ackerman, a silent son himself, examines the problems that commonly confront silent sons, keeping them from experiencing the full range of human emotions. In a compassionate and hopeful voice, the author defines the silent son and examines the impact of parents, particularly fathers, on these men and shows how their dysfunctional upbringing affects their present relationships, especially with women.

By putting aside anger, finding peace with one's self, and looking for support from other silent sons, Dr. Ackerman feels every man can realize his full potential and become a well balanced, healthy survivor.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of Perfect Daughters looks at the problems faced by men from dysfunctional families. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
Suzanne Somers Author of Keeping Secrets and Wednesday's Children Finally, a book to help men and the women who want to understand them.

Publishers Weekly Ackerman offers advice on how to communicate better and grow emotionally. Not just another "men's movement" book, this is a notable addition to the literature on male psychology.

Margo Harakas Sun-Sentinel It's a book of hope, a hand-holding guide for all those men who survived their dysfunctional upbringing, but not without wounds and lingering pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439124185
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
226,077
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert J. Ackerman is the author of Perfect Daughters. A professor of sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Indiana, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children.

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