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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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

this is the first book i've read on masculinity. i was surprised by how much of it i really identified with, not only with how i feel but how i grew up. not sure what that's about exactly. but i ... Read full review

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User Review  - cr34t0red - LibraryThing

Wow what a read. Im actually going through it for the second time. Must read for all MEN no matter at which level you are at. it is an amazing compilation of ideas and fundamental masculinity - to the ... 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 is a noted author and lecturer who has written thirteen books on philosophy and religion. He earned graduate degrees from the Harvard Divinity School and Princeton University, and spent twenty years working as an editor of Psychology Today. Keen coproduced the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary Faces of the Enemy, and was the subject of a PBS special with Bill Moyers entitled Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen. When not writing or traveling around the world lecturing and giving seminars on a wide range of topics, Keen cuts wood, tends to his farm in the hills above Sonoma, takes long hikes, and practices the flying trapeze.

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