UNDERSTANDING MEN'S PASSAGES: Discovering the New Map of Men's LivesEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Despite some facile passages, the bestselling journalist Sheehy (Passages, 1976; New Passages, 1995; etc.) has done it again: engaged in a good deal of research, interviewed many of the right people, and then produced a beautifully readable, very useful guide to important aspects of adult human development. Her focus is both descriptive—charting the changing nature of American men's lives from ... Read full review
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Sigh. I am reluctant to admit to having checked this one out of the library. It is just as bad as one might think: while there are some nuggets of useful information (particularly regarding the arc of male sexuality and depression, both of which take distinctly different forms in male and female adults), the writing is so unimpressive, the illustrative examples so often opportunities for Sheehy to name-drop, the observations so often banal, that the whole thing feels like junk food and I have the same lack of satisfaction and sullen sense that I should have known better that I would from succumbing to a mini-packet of Oreos. I hereby vow to hold out for a book about men written by Christiane Northrup instead.