"New York Times" best-selling author Bill Bennett uses stories, essays, and historical and contemporary profiles to explore and explain what it means to be a man.
Confusions abound about manhood in today's culture. Whether it's MIA fathers, gangster machismo, metrosexual role models, or the idealization of the gay lifestyle, boys are subject to a dizzying and dismaying array of options about the path they should take as they grow into manhood. "New York Times" best-selling author William J. Bennett seeks to chart a clearer course, offering a realizable ideal of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life.
"The Book of Man" explores the life of men in various contexts: work, play, prayer, war, home, and friendship. Like his classic, "The Book of Virtues," Bennett uses essays and stories, myths and history, to bring life to the subject. Aimed at helping families-adults and children-teachers, and policy makers, "The Book of Man" defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire.
Dr. William J. Bennett is a best-selling author, educator, and speaker. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America, he is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Serving as secretary of education and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan and director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Bush, today Bennett is a regular contributor to CNN and has contributed to America's leading newspapers, magazines, and television shows. He is the author and editor of seventeen books, including The Book of Virtues and The Death of Outrage.