What has happened to men in America? Once upon a time, men in their twenties looked forward to settling down and having children. Today, most young men seem infected by a widespread Peter Pan syndrome. Unwilling to give up the freedom to sleep late, play video games, dress like a slob, and play the field, today’s men wallow in an extended adolescence, ostensibly unaware that they’re setting themselves up for a depressing, lonely existence.
In this hilarious ode to male adulthood, Jim Geraghty and Cam Edwardstwo happily married, 40-year-old menhave a simple message for their younger peers: Grow up!
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About the Author
Jim Geraghty is a conservative blogger and contributing editor at National Review. He publishes the popular National Review Online blog "The Campaign Spot" and runs the "Morning Jolt" newsletter, which has around 400,000 subscribers. He is also the author of Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership.
Cam Edwards hosts "Cam & Company," a three-hour radio/web show from NRA News available on Sportsman Channel, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, NRANews.com, IHeartRadio, and iTunes, with a daily audience reach of 100,000+. His “Cam’s Corner” column appears monthly in America’s First Freedom magazine, with a circulation of 545,000. This is his first book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Though well intentioned, the cover advice, "grow up, get a job, start a family" pretty much sums up the book's message. The 221 pages that follow seem little but superfluous. As a millennial with a job, relationship and retirement plan who was recently given this book, I find the advice from an ultra-consertative writer, an NRA radio host (how many times is that mentioned?) and Ward effing Cleaver reasonable, well thought-out and condescending as f***. Were I to be the sort of millennial who floats through life playing video games, hooking up and avoiding the trappings of adulthood so lauded by Messrs Geraghty and Edwards, one who actually needs this sort of advice, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't turn to a book like this to get it. I'd turn to my father who also shouldn't need a book like this, but if he did means he's probably made a few mistakes himself and maybe the oversimplification of life found in this book might be what the old man needs. So hey maybe just re-title this, "Heavy Lifting: Advice You Should've Given Your Son, But If He's Not Too Resentful, Maybe He'll Now Appreciate Some of These Thoughts Coming From You." ...sorry guys, I know you meant well, but as a 31-yr old milennial, this book is just really insulting.