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

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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? How did BlackBerries and internet porn become more interesting to men than their flesh-and-blood spouses?

Shmuley Boteach has made a great study of how families live today—both in his work as a rabbi privately and as host of TLC’s “Shalom in the Home”.  He’s 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, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what is truly valuable in life.  Men who consider themselves failures and don’t love themselves turn into stressed-out dads, distracted husbands and miserable human beings. For these men, alcohol, the internet and sporting events serve as numbing stand-ins for read life.

In THE BROKEN AMERICAN MALE, Boteach doesn’t just outline the problems facing marriages and nuclear families.  He also offers practical, inspiring solutions, showing how wives can reach out to their husbands, helping them become heroes again to their own families.

 


 

About Shmuley Boteach

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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.
 
Published January 22, 2008 by St. Martin's Press. 308 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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for the average American man, this definition results in a deep but hard-to-pin-down sense of failure that stains his perception-of himself and his environment-and inevitably corrodes his relationships, ""bringing down the American female and family with him."" Boteach, Rabbi of Oxford University...

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Shmuley's book is a refreshing kick in the teeth to an awful lot of self-help programs embraced by women.

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