Description : This second book in Mr. Amari Soul's "Reflections Of A Man" series (following the release of the inspirational best seller "Reflections Of A Man") will help you to get past your pain, get rid of the self-doubt and help you to see yourself in a new light... a light which illuminates through all of the darkness and shines through to the Beautiful, Strong Woman inside of you.
Description : Morgan Andrew-Morganson (also known as spoken word artist Master Morganson, The Melancholic) grew up lower-middle class in Detroit, Michigan. His upbringing, much like the city which birthed him, is one combining joyous and heartrending moments. Yet ultimately, both the light and the dark contributed to his character and outlook on life. "Reflections of a Man," a story containing fact, fiction, and commentary, is a semi-autobiographical work chronicling Andrew-Morganson's life. His birth and early childhood years, awkward adolescence, and post college quarter life crisis all find themselves detailed within, along with his own thoughts concerning the people and situations he's encountered throughout the years. From family members, crushes, bad teachers, and even evil bosses, all the prominent figures in Andrew-Morganson's life find themselves described within his story.Morgan Andrew-Morganson's tale is one aiming to make its readers humored, saddened, overjoyed, angered, confused, and ultimately ... contemplative.
Description : Raymond began his path in “Conflict Resolution” and “Advanced Problem Solving” while in prison as an inmate representative. He served as the liaison for the inmate population and the prison administration. While in prison, Mr. Spencer graduated from “Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Program” and became a facilitator and advocate. Book knowledge and street credibility have made Raymond the voice of reason for the thug and the administrator. Great communication skills coupled with the ability to negotiate on multiple levels, makes Raymond a vital component in todays society. Raymond also partnered with several community groups, including “DaScene”, Earl Best; “The Street Doctor”, “The Street Warriors”, Ras Baraka and others to address the many injustices that plague “The City of Newark”, and its residents. Raymond is also affiliated with our local school system by way of partnerships with “Louise A. Spencer School” and The Giants Academy, “East Orange High School”(alma mater, 1985), and “The Isaiah House”; a shelter for teenage girls. Raymond Spencer’s Love and passion for the family structure propels him forward in his personal journey to reconnect the family ties and save our children.
Description : This guided journal serves as a platform to allow men to record their thoughts and present them in a meaningful way to others. The questions and prompts in the journal are specifically designed to challenge men to move beyond simple responses and to look within and share their innermost thoughts. Oh yes, men do have feelings too and they don't always have to be shared aloud to be made known.
Description : "Timothy Beneke's honest and thorough book provides us with the most intriguing discussion of the psychological roots of sexism and homophobia yet written."--Richard Isay, author of Becoming Gay "The best theorizing about the behavior and consciousness of men that I've read in years. Remarkable for the author's reflexivity, his willingness to probe his own emotions and experiences, the originality of his conclusions. A most important contribution to our understanding of 'compulsive masculinity' and why men are as we are, and how we can change."--Bob Blauner, author of Black Lives, White Lives "An important book that should be read by all who would like to eradicate sexism from their lives and their society. His nuanced and thoughtful treatment of men's inhumanity towards women neither blames nor excuses, but offers insight into the deeper causes of sexism and thereby the possibility of change."--Robin Lakoff, Dept. of Linguistics, UC Berkeley "A startling, thoughtful book. Whether ruminating on the numbing self-alienation of reading the sports page, or going through the motions as an anti-rape activist, Tim Beneke's relentless self-examination and careful theoretical exposition allow him to probe men's power and men's pain without reducing one to the other. I've rarely read a work that is as painfully honest and as analytically perceptive."--Michael Kimmel, Dept. of Sociology, SUNY, Stonybrook "Thoughtfully traces the meaning, for men and women both, of the often painful, tired, and tiring injunction to 'act like a man.' Mixing personal storytelling and theoretical reflection, Beneke brings together an enormous range of subjects: the pages of sports and pornography and those of psychoanalytic and feminist theories, homophobic straight men and sexist gay ones, his own mother and his own maleness. Digging at the roots of contemporary manhood, this book is a provocative, welcome search for a masculinity that does not require a constant, compulsive and costly proof."--Joshua Gamson, Dept. of Sociology, Yale University "Proving Manhood is not just another book about men's sexism. It is a revealing exploration of men's pain and the sources of what the author calls compulsive masculinity. Tim Beneke has done what I thought couldn't be done--written a book that brings fresh understanding to men's issues and done it in a way that engaged me from beginning to end. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the modern American man and his struggle with the women in his life."--Lillian Rubin "Proving Manhood leads both men and women towards a new psychology of men, and ultimately of "persons." Like his earlier reflections on men and rape, he captures the essentials of men trying to keep up with the changes brought about by the woman's movement with both seriousness and humor. This book is required reading for all who want to move from a "macho" man to a "new man" without giving up the finer parts of masculinity."--Lenore Walker, author of The Battered Woman "A brave book with great explanatory power." --Judith Newton, University of California, Davis
Description : With a collection of work originally intended to be a single person comedy show, Reflections of a Man Not Yet Old provides a series of comedic ramblings with strong social commentary from the comic perspective of recent college graduate Russell Fike. Russell questions the societal status quo, confronts familial norms, and deals with the everyday mundane during a time in his life that most can identify with. This thoughtful and very funny accumulation of rants and raves provides coming-of-age storytelling with a scathing sense of humor as the author mines the potential of a singular comedic voice.
Description : Insights into men's and women's anger experiences, sources and extent of gender-based anger, feelings about recent gender role changes, and thoughts on improving gender relationships.