Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 16, 2010 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Written for both men and women, this groundbreaking book takes the reader on a journey to discover new routes to authentic manhood and create alternatives to definitions of masculinity that no longer work in today's world.
 

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Fire in the belly: on being a man

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It would be too simplistic to characterize this book as a treatise on male liberation, for Keen goes farther in categorizing male and female traits than do many other books on the subject. Many ... Read full review

Contents

Its a WOMANs World
11
The Initiation and Mutilation of Men
27
The Rite of War and the Warrior Psyche
35
The Economic Man
49
Magic Wands and Private
68
The Measuring of Manhood
83
Pierce Gentlemen
112
Pilgrimage Into Self
125
COMING TOGETHER
187
Loving Combat
192
Becoming Together
212
Travel Tips for Pilgrims
233
APPENDIX
247
Who Is the New Ideal Man? A Report
258
Love and Sex in That Order
263
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Sam Keen, author of twelve books, including Fire in the Belly, served as consulting editor at Psychology Today for many years. He is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and lives in Sonoma, California.

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