The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 22, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages

Why do American husbands come home from work too exhausted to interact with their families? When did a healthy quest for prosperity become a twisted game no one can win? How did BlackBerries and internet porn become more interesting to men than their flesh-and-blood spouses?

Shmuley Boteach has made a great study of how families live today—both in his work as a rabbi privately and as host of TLC's "Shalom in the Home". He's discovered a disturbing common thread in the families he meets: men responding to the pressure of competition in their work lives by turning away from their loved ones. In a world that judges men by the size of their paychecks and the wattage of their fame, it's all too easy to lose sight of what is truly valuable in life. Men who consider themselves failures and don't love themselves turn into stressed-out dads, distracted husbands and miserable human beings. For these men, alcohol, the internet and sporting events serve as numbing stand-ins for read life.

In THE BROKEN AMERICAN MALE, Boteach doesn't just outline the problems facing marriages and nuclear families. He also offers practical, inspiring solutions, showing how wives can reach out to their husbands, helping them become heroes again to their own families.

 

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Contents

1I Am a Broken American Male
2The Shattered Male Ego
3Failure
4The Escapes Broken Men Pursue
5Premarital SEX Reinforces the Brokenness of American Men
6Death Wish
7Hero Without a Spotlight
8The Curse of Ambition
19A New Definition of Success
20Rise Oh Hero
21The Five Ingredients of Success
22Fostering Healthy Ambition
23Raising Our Sons Differently
24Purposefulness And Direction
25From Career to Calling
26Making the Broken American Male Feel Wanted at Home

9The American Dream Becomes a Nightmare
10Soulless Capitalism
11 Two Great Lies
12Twin Brokenness
The Most Broken Man in America
The Inherent Fragility of Men
15How Women Heal Men
16The Inadequate American Female
17The Man Who Shuts His Wife Out Emotionally
18The Uninspired Child
27So You Want to Be Rich
28Rediscovering the Sabbath
29Learning to it Happy for Aanothers Success
30Rise Oh Circle Man
31Inspiring Our Children
32Reaching Out to Our Broken Men
A Day in the Life
ConclusionMy Own Healing
Acknowledgments
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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is the star of TLC's "Shalom in the Home." The Rabbi of Oxford University for eleven years and the London Times Preacher of the Year in 2000, Boteach is also the author of eighteen books and is an award-winning syndicated columnist.

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