The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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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?

Shmuley Boteach has 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, the personal commitments of family and romance which once defined male greatness no longer even rate. As a result, we see more and more stressed-out dads, distracted husbands and miserable human beings who use alcohol, the internet, and sporting events as numbing stand-ins for the authentic thrills of real life.

In THE BROKEN AMERICAN MALE, Boteach doesn't just outline the problems facing marriages and nuclear families. He also offers inspiring solutions, showing how wives can help their broken husbands rediscover what is valuable in life, and become heroes again to their own families.

 

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At Last! Someone has explained my husband to me.

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I have previously purchased several of Boteachs books and have recorded nearly every episode of his television show Shalom in the Home. When I heard his guest appearance on a national radio show ... Read full review

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Didnt really like the book felt it was a waste of money. Too wordy no real information. Dont waste the money get Men in Midlife Crisis instead. Now thats a good book! Read full review

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Contents

I Am a Broken American Male
1
The Shattered Male Ego
15
Failure
25
The Escapes Broken Men Pursue
31
Premarital Sex Reinforces the Brokenness of American Men
47
The Death Wish
51
Hero Without a Spotlight
63
The Curse of Ambition
73
A New Definition of Success
145
Rise Oh Hero
159
The Five Ingredients of Success
165
Fostering Healthy Ambition
173
Raising Our Sons Differently
195
Purposefulness and Direction
203
From Career to Calling
211
Making the Broken American Male Feel Wanted at Home
225

The American Dream Becomes a Nightmare
79
Soulless Capitalism
83
Two Great Lies
93
Twin Brokenness
99
Donald Trump The Most Broken Man in America
103
Ready to Be Broken The Inherent Fragility of Men
109
How Women Heal Men
115
The Inadequate American Female
123
The Man Who Shuts His Wife Out Emotionally
133
The Uninspired Child
137
So You Want to Be Rich?
231
Rediscovering the Sabbath
237
Learning to Be Happy for Anothers Success
243
Rise Oh Circle Man
247
Inspiring Our Children
261
Reaching Out to Our Broken Men
271
The Wholesome American Male A Day in the Life
279
My Own Healing
287
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About the author (2009)

RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH is the host of a radio show on the "Oprah and Friends" XM Channel. The Rabbi of Oxford University for eleven years and the London Times Preacher of the Year 2000, Boteach is also the author of eighteen books and an award winning syndicated columnist.

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