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