SWAGGER by Lisa Bloom
10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Age of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture

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From the New York Times bestselling author SUSPICION NATION: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and THINK: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World . . .

"There is a great deal we as parents can do at little or no cost to give our boys the advantages they need right now to jack up their odds of finishing high school, going to college, and leading a decent, free life in which they can not only support a family but also contribute to their communities. Because parenting can't wait. Our boys are growing up now, in conditions they did not create, and they deserve more than an adulthood defined by illiteracy, poverty, and reporting to a parole officer. Swagger will show you how." —from the Introduction

In her fresh and frank New York Times best-seller, THINK, Lisa Bloom issued a wake-up call to women all across the country, challenging the very notion of their place in today's ever-changing society. Now, in her thought-provoking follow-up, Swagger, she turns the tables on her male counterparts, with a startling look at boys and the culture in which they are growing up, and asks the following questions:

— Why is your son struggling in school?
— Why can’t teenage boys find jobs?
— How does our media get away with messages that being a man means being a thug?
— Why are our prisons overflowing with young men?
— And most importantly: how can we protect our boys, and give them the bright future they deserve?

New York Times bestselling author, attorney, and mother Lisa Bloom answers these questions in her passionate, no-nonsense style. Swagger is a wake-up call for parents -- and anyone who cares about boys – going in depth to reveal the forces aligned against our sons, then offering ten practical, inexpensive, proven solutions for raising healthy sons, starting today.

Praise for Swagger:

"A comprehensive and engaging piece of work. A must-read for today's parents."
—Dr. Drew Pinsky

“Swagger is essential guidance for any parent of boys. It’s brutally honest, meticulously researched, and boldly impassioned. It reveals a truth that is hiding in plain sight all around us, calling for our wisdom and commitment and love. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love

"As girls surpass boys in schools and universities around the country, this book could not come at a better time. Lisa has long been a great attorney and with SWAGGER she is now a passionate advocate for our boys."
—Dan Abrams, ABC News Legal Analyst and author of MAN DOWN

“Lisa Bloom always gives it to us straight. Swagger shows parents exactly how to keep their sons on the right track when the world our boys now inhabit so often lures them in the wrong direction. Packed with smart parenting tips that you can start using today, Swagger is both a passionate wake up call and a very useful handbook.”
—DR. PHIL, television host and New York Times bestselling author

About Lisa Bloom

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Lisa Bloom is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, and trial attorney. From 2001-2009, Lisa hosted a daily, live, national television show on Court TV. She is currently the CBS News and the CNN Legal Analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show, and on CNN and HLN prime time shows. She is a regular legal expert on The Dr. Phil Show and in the last year has guest-hosted Larry King Live, The Early Show, and Showbiz Tonight. Lisa graduated early and phi beta kappa from UCLA and then from the Yale Law School. Her first book, THINK!, was a New York Times best-seller.
Published April 19, 2012 by A Think Book. 290 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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