Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity

Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity

by Justin Baldoni
Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity

Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity

by Justin Baldoni


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 The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood.

 Writing from experience, Justin invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. Encouraging men to dig deep within themselves, Justin helps us reimagine what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063055605
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 05/03/2022
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 138,129
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, producer, New York Times bestselling author, and entrepreneur whose efforts are focused on creating impactful media and entertainment. Baldoni is the co-founder of Wayfarer Studios, an independent production studio focused on creating purpose-driven, multi-platform content that serves as true agents for social change. Baldoni is well-known for his starring role as “Rafael” on The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” but has since moved more behind the camera with films such as CLOUDS and FIVE FEET APART among his directing and producing credits. Currently, Baldoni is directing, executive producing, and starring in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s #1 bestselling novel IT ENDS WITH US. In addition, he hosts the popular, Webbynominated podcast, The Man Enough Podcast, which explores what it means to be a man today and how rigid gender roles have affected all people. He has also added author to his credits having penned his inaugural book Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity in 2021 and then Boys Will Be Human in 2022, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Both aim to create a safer and more equitable world by calling on men to undefine masculinity by taking accountability, promoting vulnerability, emotional expression, and authentic connections with empathy and respect for all.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Brave Enough 16

What It Really Means to Be Brave

Chapter 2 Big Enough 41

The Body Issue: From Head to Toe and All Parts Between

Chapter 3 Smart Enough 75

Why I Don't Have Every Answer and Why That's a Good Thing

Chapter 4 Confident Enough 102

Confidence in a Sea of Insecurity

Chapter 5 Privileged Enough 141

The Reality of My Racism and White, Male Privilege

Chapter 6 Successful Enough 175

The Career Ladder and the Power of Service

Chapter 7 Sexy Enough 195

Intimacy, Insecurity, and the Paradox of Porn

Chapter 8 Loved Enough 232

The Real Work of Relationships

Chapter 9 Dad Enough 278

Raising Children When I'm Still Growing Up

Chapter 10 Enough 321

Waving the White Flag

Acknowledgments 335

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