The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him by Shmuley BoteachThe Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him by Shmuley Boteach

The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him

byShmuley Boteach

Paperback | April 14, 2009

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Why do American husbands come home from work too exhausted to interact with their families? When did a healthy quest for prosperity become a twisted game no one can win?

Shmuley Boteach has discovered a disturbing common thread in the families he meets: men responding to the pressure of competition in their work lives by turning away from their loved ones. In a world that judges men by the size of their paychecks and the wattage of their fame, the personal commitments of family and romance which once defined male greatness no longer even rate. As a result, we see more and more stressed-out dads, distracted husbands and miserable human beings who use alcohol, the internet, and sporting events as numbing stand-ins for the authentic thrills of real life.

In THE BROKEN AMERICAN MALE, Boteach doesn't just outline the problems facing marriages and nuclear families. He also offers inspiring solutions, showing how wives can help their broken husbands rediscover what is valuable in life, and become heroes again to their own families.

RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH is the host of a radio show on the "Oprah and Friends" XM Channel. The Rabbi of Oxford University for eleven years and the London Times Preacher of the Year 2000, Boteach is also the author of eighteen books and an award winning syndicated columnist.
Title:The Broken American Male: And How to Fix HimFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.69 inPublished:April 14, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312541503

ISBN - 13:9780312541507

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye opening, deep and insightful. This book is one that I have read numerous times. It really touches the heart and soul. This book allows you to see and understand things from a new perspective; one that may just warm your heart to certain people that you just did not understand. I think that this book should be read in high school as part of the curriculum. I think it would be quite beneficial to our children and their future. Those who read this will forever see the world through a new lens.
Date published: 2017-03-10

Editorial Reviews

"A vital and fascinating repair manual." -A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

"A refreshing kick in the teeth." -USA Today

"Boteach's lessons are applicable to anyone hoping to understand and overcome feelings of failure in themselves or their loved ones." -Publishers Weekly