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A better man : a (mostly serious) letter to my son / Michael Ian Black.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 305.31 BLA (Text) 33500013282538 New Checked out 10/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616209117
  • ISBN: 1616209119
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2020]

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"Michael Ian Black takes a poignant look at manhood, written in the form of a heartfelt letter to his teenage son before he leaves for college. Black offers a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    *Starred Review* Black (Navel Gazing, 2016) has made a career of being a sarcastic comedian, but now his writing, at least, has taken a serious turn. In A Better Man, he delivers a series of essays that, while still featuring Black's signature wit, begin seriously with reflections on watching the Sandy Hook tragedy unfold live in Newtown, Connecticut, while his children attended the elementary school one town away. He continues on to such topics as toxic masculinity, consent, respect, pride, and how to walk the line between being the man you want to be and the man society might pressure you to be. It is obvious that this is a deeply personal book for Black, who discusses his own disappointing relationship with his father, who died young, as well as his childhood as the sensitive boy and the conflicted feelings he has for his mother. Black's essays are addressed directly to his college-bound son, but there's something for everyone in these pages. Hand this to anyone who loved David Sedaris' Calypso (2018). Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Men > Identity.
Conduct of life.
Fathers and sons.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Conduct of life.
Fathers and sons.
Men > Identity.

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