By Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell
Author note: Edited via Michael Segell
Publish yr note: First released June 4th 2000
Sarah Ban Breathnach desired to provide males an analogous reflective booklet that she provided ladies in easy Abundance. but, she additionally knew that she wanted a guy to aid her characterize an genuine 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 via 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 really provocative essays. every now and then she feels like an outsider in a "boy's only" tree citadel membership, her reviews sounding misplaced inside those deepest moments of male bonding. but she forces readers, women and men alike, to recognize the female in the male event, a lofty objective that we have a tendency to face up to. participants comprise Sting, who talks concerning the distinction among thrill looking and possibility 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 method via an un-aired tv interview. And Thomas Moore speaks to the ecstasy of melding spirituality and sexuality. --Gail Hudson
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A Man's Journey to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell