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Act Like A Man Paperback – October 27, 2011
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More About the Author
Ken is a dating coach. His extensive online dating experience coupled with the experiences of the thousands of readers who comment on his articles give Ken a unique perspective on boomer dating. The majority of Ken's clients are women who particularly appreciate his knowledge of the male perspective garnered from decades of working with men in groups. Ken's clients are all over the United States and he meets with them weekly via Skype.
Ken also counsels men about their issues. While he's not a therapist, Ken feels that most men's issues are related to traditional male role models and behavior, and that men respond positively to his experiential advise. Issues such as anger, divorce, dating, relationships, lack of friends, fatherhood, and many others men face are all topics Ken feels confident helping his clients face. Ken has clients in the United States as well as other countries and he meets with them weekly via Skype.
Ken's new boomer dating book, You Gotta Have Heart-To Find Your True Love Online, will be available on Amazon as an ebook, shortly.
Ken's website, www.kensolin.com, includes articles, interviews, and videos about men and relationships.
He lives in Northern California.
Top Customer Reviews
"Act Like a Man" shows real men speaking the real truth to each other. By doing so, the men deepen not only into their relationships with each other, but into self-understanding. People who read this book will understand the struggles of men much more completely.
required reading for all young adolescent men as they go on their journey to manhood. It gives me great insight into our fathers from
an earlier generation who were emotionally "unavailable". It is now time for all men to catch up. Please keep passing the word on this.
Though I am a woman, it was extremely intriguing to enter this private world of men's emotions, conflicts, fears, etc. For some of these men, being vulnerable with other men would have been "suicidal" in the neighborhoods they grew up in. Yet as the years passed, "Everyone sat back and reveled in the recognition that we were a tight group of men all pulling our oars in the same direction--toward healing."
The men met a couple of times a month. There was no leader. They intentionally broke all the male taboos against being vulnerable, expressing feelings, hugging, etc. They discussed feelings, single parenting, women, dating, abusive fathers, tough childhoods, divorce, abandonment, intimacy, trust issues, boundaries, self esteem, and more.
We get a private peek into these lives, including how the author evolves from being in an S & M relationship to having a very healthy relationship with a woman he wants to marry. We learn how the group helps him when his son dies. One man confesses to the others how an early betrayal completely dissolved his trust in women.
The author explains that "Most of us were working diligently toward self-knowledge, self-improvement, better relationships with women, and greater sensitivity to and openness with each other."
He details how they all benefited from the group: "But every single one of us who dug deep, uncovered his demons, faced them head-on, and did the work, became a better husband, boyfriend, father, and friend. Every single one...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not get anything out of it that helped me understand what my boyfriend was going through in dealing with a mid-life crises. Seems to have helped others though.Published 11 months ago by JRow
Reading this book made me a better wife and a better woman with all the men in my life.....I literally could feel the pain that these men had gone through..... Read morePublished 14 months ago by P. Colonna
The reader is like a fly on the wall, as Ken Solin lets you in on the confidences of the men in in his men's group during the course of about 20 years. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stuart Sweetow
Lighthearted and humorous reading material. Good for a few laughs and repeated readings. Additional reading material downloaded to my Kindle unit.Published 23 months ago by NJKID1010
I have always believed that women have it far easier than men in life because we have intimate relationships with other women and share our painful experiences, therefore allowing... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by NaplesMarsha
To be honest I rarely write testimonials on books, but I felt the need to write one for this book
Since i purchased the book I couldn't put it down, such a fascinating well... Read more
I did not realize that this was just another "self help" book,
or rather "this is the way you should live your life". No thanks!
I started this book in the morning and read straight through. I couldn't put it down. At times I felt nervous - like I was witnessing intimate moments that I had no right to see. Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by Irene Conlan
Like many self-published books, this one could have used a copyeditor and a book designer. There are typos and incorrect punctuation, the cover is pretty hideous, the margins are... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer