Lonely at the Top by Thomas Joiner, PhD
The High Cost of Men's Success

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Men appear to enjoy many advantages in society-on average they make more money, have more power, and enjoy a greater degree of social freedom than women.  But many men pay a high price for the pursuit of success and power. Taking family and friends for granted, men will often let relationships take a back seat to their professional ambitions, only to ultimately find themselves with few real friends they can rely on in hard times. As a result, they turn to affairs, alcohol, and other self-destructive behaviors. Sadly, millions of men suffer untreated depression.
In this groundbreaking and provocative book, award-winning clinical psychologist Thomas Joiner makes an impassioned call for society to recognize the harmful effects that solitude can have on men.  Drawing on original research done for the National Institute of Mental Health, he focuses on the particular situations that leave men rudderless. He offers advice on support systems that are most useful to men, and he offers prescriptive advice on how men can improve their lives.


About Thomas Joiner, PhD

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Recognized expert in men's health, Thomas Joiner, PhD, is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He is an advisor to Men’s Health magazine and is principal investigator of the Department of Defense-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, an $18.1 million dollar project on how to lower suicide rates in the military. Recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and the Rockefeller Foundation, he has made numerous radio, print, and television appearances, including The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Dr. Phil. He lives in Tallahassee, FL.
Published October 25, 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Joiner juxtaposes the loneliness of men against their female counterparts, acknowledging a woman’s increased likeliness to vocalize her needs and seek professional assistance.

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Male loneliness is an often overlooked and potentially life-threatening problem that develops as men age, or so posits clinical psychologist Joiner (Why People Die by Suicide;

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It’s not easy to pick up the phone and call someone every day, but Joiner thinks it’s necessary.

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