A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to Be a Man

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Kelly H. Johnson
Brandylane Publishers Inc, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 261 pages
The journey from childhood to manhood is a difficult time in every boy's life, yet never has this transition been more challenging—and more hotly debated and discussed—than it is today. Written for her sons and all young men, Kelly H. Johnson's A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to be a Man is an open letter from one generation to the next. In search of reliable answers to the question of what it really means to be a man, Johnson travelled across the country, interviewing and collecting first-person narratives from some of the most respected and engaging men in America today. With sincerity and humor, these surrogate fathers and grandfathers share their experience and advice on courage, service, anger, respect for women, and a host of other topics. These voices are at once positive and honest about life's complexities. For example . . . Ambassador Andrew Young talks about the importance of having a purpose in life greater than yourself. NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck shares his thoughts on leadership. Boston Celtics star Ray Allen talks about respect for women. A former Vietnam POW gives advice on overcoming hardship. A Better Man sheds some much-needed light on the path to manhood, showing boys another way. A better way.

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Kelly H. Johnson is an attorney, writer, and the mother/stepmother of five sons and one daughter. She holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She has written for both local and national parenting magazines, and her work appears in the compilations, The Imperfect Mom—Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World (Doubleday); It's a Girl— Women Writers on Raising Daughters (Seal Press); and Love Wins (SmileyBooks). Kelly lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Fred, and their children, who outnumber them three to one.

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