A Man's Journey to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell

By Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell

Author note: Edited by way of Michael Segell
Publish yr note: First released June 4th 2000

Sarah Ban Breathnach desired to provide males a similar reflective e-book that she provided girls in basic Abundance. but, she additionally knew that she wanted a guy to assist her symbolize an actual male event, a booklet that mined underneath the "Men Are from Mars" stereotypes and "Iron John" expectancies. So she joined forces with Michael Segell, former "Men's Mind" columnist for Esquire and writer of Standup Guy. From there, the duo accrued those contemplative, funny, and mature essays written by way of a various sampling of guys, together with a backwoods hermit, mystical rabbi, and global well known rock star.

Segell writes the poignant introductions to the essays whereas Ban Breathnach inserts her own responses on the finish of quite provocative essays. from time to time she seems like an intruder in a "boy's only" tree castle membership, her reviews sounding misplaced inside those inner most moments of male bonding. but she forces readers, women and men alike, to recognize the female in the male event, a lofty target that we have a tendency to face up to. individuals contain Sting, who talks concerning the distinction among thrill looking and threat taking in "Let Your Soul Be Your Rookie." event author Tim Cahill writes approximately "The Bravest factor I Ever Did"--face his panic sickness as his vomited his manner via an un-aired tv interview. And Thomas Moore speaks to the ecstasy of melding spirituality and sexuality. --Gail Hudson

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