Why are so many of today's supermen superclueless?
Why are so many ambitious young women unable to find boyfriends as successful and independent as they are?
Why do so many men prefer the escapist digitized world of SPIKE TV, Jackass, and Grand Theft Auto to the reality of their own lives?
In an eye-opening exploration of contemporary American manhood, The Decline of Men shows how men are struggling to redefine what being a man means in today's world. Their confusion has led to rampant male malaise, which has left many men feeling alienated and disconnected. Unable to communicate their frustrated thoughts or emotions effectively, too many guys are slacking off and opting out of their manly obligations, producing an entire generation of men who are ditching their own potential and failing the moms, wives, and girlfriends who love them.
The Decline of Men is a wake-up call to this distressing state of affairs. As award-winning journalist Guy Garcia reports, rather than working hard to achieve top grades or a promotion at work, too many American males squander their energy tracking their fantasy football league scores or mastering the latest video game. Men drop out of school at a far higher rate than women and are far likelier to die early because of poor health habits. Even the male Y chromosome is said to be at risk of disappearing altogether one day.
Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family and urges men and women to look past the gender wars to address this national emergency together.
The information is not presented well and most of the references made are not cited properly.
At the end of the day, this really isn't what either men *or* women (at least women who are not radical feminists) want, or need.
If I were stupid enough to get married she has too much power to file for divorce and ruin me financially.
A man bashing book that caters to the feminists and tries to re-program Nature. According to Garcia, is men who must change... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Rivera
I was hoping for some insightful information about this generation's young men, as I am raising a young man myself. Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by boraboralauralynn
Mr. Garcia is a fine journalist, but not a scholar. He will represent his view of the "decline" and disappearance of men at a conference in New York paid for by the Foundation for... Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Hu(man)
In The Decline of Men, Guy Garcia begins and ends his discussion of the American male's loss of power at the Burning Man festival. Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Jack Donovan
I appreciate the effort in which the author put forth in his attempt to highlight some of the social concerns plaguing both sexes and ultimately causing friction between men and... Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by J. Bailey
This book was generally very thought provoking. There are several different discussions pertaining to men and their behavior and interactions with modern society. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by sarahkap
The general premise of this book is fine, there are problems with younger men in "today's society" so to speak. Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by M.W
The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future
Review by Richard L. Weaver II, Ph.D. Read more