Naga Chokkanathan

The Book Of Man By William J Bennett

Posted on: January 29, 2012

This big fat book is a superb encyclopedia for boys (and men). It covers various expectations that this society (at least the past few generations) has with them and what can be done to meet those expectations.

In many ways this book is something like ‘Chicken soup for men’. It gives story after story about real people, fictional characters, poems, speeches and more, trying to answer one simple quetion "What makes a man?"

New York Times Best Selling Author William Bennett starts with a very interesting article which proves that boys today are clueless about what they are supposed to do (or not supposed to do) when the grow up. Due to various reasons, William Bennett feels they don’t get enough guidance on this topic and become confused young men and suggests this book as a reference reading giving them pointers about some great men.

This book is devided into 6 major sections: Mam in War, Man at Work, Man in Play, Sports and Leisure, Man in the Polis, Man with Woman and Children, Man in Prayer and Reflection. Each section provides around 100 pages of reading material, all of them short and sweet. Means, you can open this book in any page and start reading. Articles are coming from ancient world to the modern, giving a really great reading experience even for grownups.

Hoping to see a similar book for girls (and women) soon!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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