Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Real Men: What's Happening With Our Males - Book Review
About The Book:
Real Men is a book about the plight of males over the last century, how they have become displaced by the changes in our society and lost of a distinct role.
Over the past few decades something is seriously shifting in the way men are operating within our society. Men are no longer the undisputed heads of the household or the family. Women have equal rights under the law and can compete against men for some of the better and higher paying jobs. Without a decided edge men are loosing their “king of the hill” status. Something must be done to at least redefine the role men should play. Whatever that role eventually becomes men will most certainly need to make adjustments from the way things were done in the past.
Greg Middleton’s REAL MEN VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR ‘10 will officially begin on January 4th and end on January 29th. You can visit Greg’s blog stops at www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com during the month of January to find out more about this great book and talented author.
Writing came to this author totally by surprise. God planted an urge in Greg to search for Him during the fall of 1999. That search led to a constant reading appetite of various spiritual, religious, inspirational, and even metaphysical subjects. After reading so much material he began taking notes of his many late night sessions in order to remember what he was learning. He later began expressing his personal views of what he was digesting and recorded it in his journal. This collection of notes became the pages of his first book, In Search of the Soul. It was published in 2002 by Dorrance Publishing Company.
From his first book Greg continued to read and record his thoughts and opinions as they were developing. Since that first book he has been writing feverishly ever since. His second book Pearls of Wisdom, was published in 2003 by GEM Publications. Cold Tree Press published his third book, Food for the Soul in early 2005. His goal is to get as many of his completed works as possible into the hands of the readers whom they were intended to inspire.
In addition to being a writer, Greg is also a professional musician, Realtor, and a Professional Seminar Speaker. He and his wife Cynthia make their “Empty Nest” home in Altadena, California, and are ready to start on Phase Two, enjoying the grandchildren. Be on the lookout for more works from this prolific writer in the years to come.
You can find Greg online at www.gregemiddleton.com. For more information about Real Men and Real Men Seminars, please visit http://realmenseminars.com/.
This was the first book by Greg Middleton I have read, in fact, it is the first time I have ever heard of this author. That said, I really did enjoy reading this book. It was a very easy to read and quick read, and flowed very nicely. Yes, the book was written for men, but honestly women will learn a lot from this book.
One thing that I really appreciated from Middleton's book is that he readily acknowledges the lack of male influence on today's young boys and men. Many boys do not in fact grow up to be men. In a world where women tend to be the primary caregiver, there is now a whole new generation that has no idea how to be a "real man" because they just have not been taught from a male perspective. I am certainly not knocking the influence of a mom, but boys can only be taught somethings from their dad or other significant males. Thats just the way it works.
Also, I learned that in this age where women are shooting up the corporate ladder, many me are becoming "lost" and are becoming "stagnent". I am so glad that Middleton shows men how to grow and thrive despite the changes in social roles over the years!
If you want to better understand why men are the way they are and do what they do, this is a great book to give you insight on the men in your life. I highly recommend it and give it a thumbs up!!!
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***Thank you to Cheryl at Pump Up Your Book Promotions and Greg Middleton for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***