The Male Paradox by John Munder Ross

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In chapters drawn from actual case histories, a noted psychologist probes the riddle of masculinity and concludes that men must accept the paradoxes of their gender in order to truly love a woman, father a child, and understand themselves. 17,500 first printing.

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Published October 1, 1992 by Simon & Schuster. 350 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Joining the men's chorus with a different tune, Ross (a psychoanalyst who teaches at both NYU Medical Center and Cornell Medical College) suggests that both new and traditional male stereotypes prevent men from examining the central conflict and mystery within them--the tension between aggressive...

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Men, Ross surmises, wish for what they fear the most: love, oneness and emotionality, all of which they stereotypically associate with women.

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