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The Will to Change

Men, Masculinity, and Love
Written by: bell hooks
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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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.

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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-21

Loved!

This book gave me so much free game. Bell Hooks Elaborated more on what I already believed about men. If you love any man this is a book worth a read. It starts with a man first to destroy Patriarchy but woman Immediately after.

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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.