The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Feb 1, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 120 pages
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"Why Men Run From Relationships", Changes magazine

The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man is a record of one man's journey to find his "true masculinity" and his way out of co-dependent and addictive relationships. It's a book for all men and women who grew up in dysfunctional families and are now ready for some fresh insights into their past and their pain.

The Flying Boy is a story about feelings - losing them, finding them and finally expressing them. Here you will find people you know; will discover a way out of the pain and see that it really is OK to express yourself without fear.

The book is about grieving, a very misunderstood process often confused with self-pity. The Flying Boy opens doors to understanding - men will understand themselves and each other, and women will more deeply understand men, learn how to be with wounded men and still take care of themselves.


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User Review  - Reid - Goodreads

I read this book because Robert Bly recommended it in an interview in the New York Times Book Review. I'm not sure why he thought it an important book. It is a sprawling (though mercifully brief) self ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vince - Goodreads

Two things I didn't like about this book: 1) he doesn't resolve his main issue and 2) he uses violence to try to address violence (Read: Anger for a different opinion to punching pillows). Read full review

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About the author (1989)

John Lee has taught Religious Studies at Austin Community College and Literature, Humanities and American Studies at the University of Texas and the University of Alabama. With a private counseling practice specializing in masculine psychology and men's issues, co-dependency and adult children of alcoholics, he also is the director of the Austin Men's Center.

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