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I am a social scientist by profession, and this is definitely not social science.
Although several men rated this book positively, it's interesting to note how many men are not only defensive against but hostile toward Susan Faludi's study.
Yes, times are tough and yes it takes a lot of effort to make something of yourself these days, but it's isn't imposable.
Faludi provides an eloquent analysis of where we are (circa the turn to the 21st century) in terms of gender issues, with a particular focus on masculinity and its challenges. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Susan Falludi writes in a precise, clear style and offers profound insights. She is a well-renown feminist, and her take on the struggles men face is incisive and compassionate. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Kuhl
I found this book to reveal a modern day history of our male population that I had not been as aware of as I should have been. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Molly Bee
As I read Susan Faludi's ("Backlash") depressing opus about the "crisis" in American manhood, I kept changing my opinion of its author. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Grouchy Editor
I found this book in a 'give away' pile at a local used book store. The author (a staunch feminist) traveled across the United States and managed to interview some of the lowest... Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Reviewer82
This book is nothing more than hubris disguised as empathy towards men. Faludi, in keeping with the vast literature trove of feminist misandry, doesn't really care about the male... Read morePublished on May 8, 2011 by Dennis
Sauldi does an lot of generalizing about an interesting subject. Her thesis will be highly useful for a subset of male culture and therefore can be a good place to get insights for... Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by inquiringmind
Faludi begins by telling us her research began with "an assumption both under-examined and dubious: that the male crisis in America was caused by something they were doing,... Read morePublished on November 20, 2008 by Doug
I started reading this book because of the information on War Movies and discovered much more. Susan has a view point that everyman should consider. Read morePublished on April 4, 2008 by Steven Bingner