Of Boys and Men by Richard V. Reeves audiobook

Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It

By Richard V. Reeves
Read by Richard V. Reeves

Blackstone Publishing 9780815739876


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Runtime: 6.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A positive vision for masculinity in a postfeminist world

Boys and men are struggling. Profound economic and social changes of recent decades have many losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. While the lives of women have changed, the lives of many men have remained the same or even worsened. 

Our attitudes, our institutions, and our laws have failed to keep up. Conservative and progressive politicians, mired in their own ideological warfare, fail to provide thoughtful solutions. 

The father of three sons, a journalist, and a Brookings Institution scholar, Richard V. Reeves has spent twenty-five years worrying about boys both at home and work. His new book, Of Boys and Men, tackles the complex and urgent crisis of boyhood and manhood. 

Reeves looks at the structural challenges that face boys and men and offers fresh and innovative solutions that turn the page on the corrosive narrative that plagues this issue. Of Boys and Men argues that helping the other half of society does not mean giving up on the ideal of gender equality.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As a feminist who is deeply committed to gender equality and a mother of two young men, I highly recommend Of Boys and Men. Richard Reeves affirms the experience of so many parents of boys and offers real solutions to create a world that would be better for all of us, across the gender spectrum.” Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
“There is a boy crisis across the developed world. Richard Reeves deftly navigates the minefield of the culture war over gender to give us the facts, the causes, and some surprising solutions. As the father of three boys, Reeves speaks to our hearts as well as our heads. A powerful and important book.” Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind
“In this courageous, compelling, and urgently needed book, Reeves argues for dispensing with the damaging narrative of ‘toxic’ masculinity, and offers concrete suggestions for how to support boys and men.” Carole Hooven, author of Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us
“In this judicious and meticulously researched book, Richard Reeves reminds us that the problem of male disaffection and underachievement is worsening, and points to sensible, humane, and practical solutions.” Christina Hoff Sommers, American Enterprise Institute
“Finally, an analysis of the crisis among men and boys that adds more light than heat. Richard Reeves takes on the issues facing males today with courage and compassion, and offers solutions that are both workable and agreeable across the political spectrum. A much-needed book.” Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School
“A tour de force that replaces notions of toxic masculinity with evidence-based reasoning and reform.” Prof. Tommy J. Curry, author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood
“An authoritative overview of the problems faced by boys and men—and most importantly, bold ideas to solve them.” Andrew Yang, Founder of the Forward Party and former 2020 presidential candidate



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Author Bio: Richard V. Reeves

Author Bio: Richard V. Reeves

Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow in economic studies and codirector of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Between 2010 and 2012, he was director of strategy to the deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom. He has also been the director of Demos, the London-based political think tank; the principal policy advisor to the minister for welfare reform; and a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, among other roles. He is a former European Business Speaker of the Year. A former journalist for the Guardian and Observer, he is a contributor to the Atlantic, National Affairs, Democracy Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He earned a BA from Oxford and a PhD from Warwick University.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English