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Everyone needs to love and be loved - even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are - whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. 

But toxic masculinity punishes those fundamental emotions, and it’s so deeply ingrained in our society that it’s hard for men to not comply - but hooks wants to help change that. 

With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves - and lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. A brave and astonishing work, The Will to Change is designed to help men reclaim the best part of themselves.

©2003 Gloria Watkins (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Must have for those on path of healing.

A must read for men and those who want to support the one trying to heal themselves and those who want to create a more just world.

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  • jam
  • 2021-04-15

inspiring

this book is saturated in love and that is a nice thing to experience. It suffers from a bit too much finger pointing at other authors and theorists, which distracts from the important work at hand. there's a lot of valuable Insight in this book though, and myself, as a man in a patriarchal society, found a great deal of value in taking this in. especially the very end.

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I’m happy I listened.

It’s a very insightful book. I’m glad I listened to it as it has exposed me to ideas I didn’t know about. I would recommend this to as many young people as I can. This is stuff I wish I learnt about when I was younger and trying to form my values and a stable world view.

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a must listen for men

eye opening 👀
will change how you view love and the relationships in your life

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This is a must read for both men and women

This is a very informative book as the author provides relatable examples and solid solutions.

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Best book on men and patriarchy I've ever read

Listened to it twice. Most books on masculinity simply redefine it without imagining dismantling patriarchy and the work of coming home to the truth of interdependent, transformative, loving men. Thank you, bell hooks.

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  • 2020-09-26

A unique call to an ethic of creative love

belle hooks, a black woman, just spoke directly this white man's heart in a way that no man or woman ever has. Growing up without the direct presence of a father, I never knew what good masculinity looked like. I now, for the first time in my life, in my late thirties, am beginning to understand, thanks to this book.

belle hooks' love for men, women, and children pours out of every word of this book, and comes through crystal clear, if not amplified, by the beautiful narration of Janina Edwards.

This book exposes the unimaginable depths of societal rot caused by millennia of Patriarchy, and calls for a new ethic of creative (instead of destructive) love and wholeness that can heal and bring us together. Having read this book, I will never again be able to not be on the journey of helping to bring this profound vision into reality.

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  • C. Minor
  • 2020-06-14

Transformative Enlightenment For Masculine Souls

For so long I've wondered why I never seem to be able to get a handle on my own masculinity because of my experience with toxic masculinity and patriarchy but this book really highlights the history of feminism and how feminism can help and in (small ways) failed to bring boys along when fighting for change back in the day. But as Bell Hooks articulates the struggle between man and woman she applies poignant and precise commentary that highlights where she views the disconnects are and why they are the way they are with her own personal experiences. It's a very enlightening and rewarding read. If you're a man and you know something is wrong with the way we are living but don't know what to do or what areas you should start on i encourage you to read this book. It will provide some insight for you. I believe that to be true because it opened up a whole new world for me.

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  • Nobody
  • 2021-12-20

Do the work

Men, it’s on us to heal and reenter the circle of love. The rewards are well worth the risk.

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  • Epigenomical
  • 2020-10-14

Phenomenal

Bell Hooks compassionately illuminates and brilliantly dissects the devastation wrought by patriarchal society on humanity. The female narrator's voice is pitch-perfect. This is a powerful work of immense importance to the world. This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the roots of Trump-era societal self-immolation.

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  • Brandon
  • 2020-08-07

Must Read

I never call anything a must read, but this one speaks to all men everywhere. Hooks manages to speak to the core of feminism without alienating men. She digs into the struggles we all face in this culture, and sheds light on what we must become. For those who ask "What is it women want from us?" I recommend reading this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-18

Bell Hooks, my hero!!

Loved this book. Full of incredible, life changing insights. I'd give more stars if possible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-13

Fantastic but now I feel emotionally drained

Very comprehensive. For those not willing to listen / read the whole book it would have been better if the chapters could stand alone. Lacks a good ending summary. Where do we go from here?

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  • Chanpete
  • 2021-12-17

The unsung hero bell hooks, RIP

An inspiring and powerful read, that hints to Paulo Freire, but a trailblazer her own.

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  • Peyton Huff
  • 2021-10-02

An oasis in the desert

A must read for every man looking for love and connection of a world activity seeking tear us apart.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-09-15

written for me!

this book is everything that I needed. it was so relatable. I cannot wait to read it again!

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