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Eggs are Expensive, Sperm is Cheap: 50 Politically Incorrect Thoughts for Men Paperback – May 14, 2014
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About the Author
Greg is a lifelong Marylander and a happily married father of five wonderful children. He's enjoying a successful career in professional publishing in the Washington, D.C. area. He earned a bachelor's degree in Geology and studied theology as preparation for ordained ministry -- then thought better of it. He loves Tolkien, the Dune books, Sherlock Holmes, P.G. Wodehouse, Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis when he's not reading history, philosophy or politics. Greg has always enjoyed long chats with friends over a beer or two about the issues of the day, and he fulfills that need in the digital age by writing the Crowhill weblog (http://crowhill.net/blog). Greg is a long-time home brewer (beer, wine and mead), an occasional jogger and flag-football player, an out of practice black belt and trumpet player, an avid writer and blogger, and enjoys camping and fishing.
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The danger in questioning prevailing currents in popular culture is that there is usually a very well-represented counter-current. In this case the poles are the feminists and the MRAs (Men's Rights Activists--not magnetic resonance angiograms--for those who, like me, had never heard the term before). Everybody has heard of the feminists (prevailing current); I was downright surprised, and literally laughed out loud, when I read that there was something called a Men's Rights Movement.
Krehbiel is a common-sense man with a knack for clarity and deserves high marks for avoiding falling into one of these predictable ruts. That means that he challenges you to think, and sometimes challenges your patience, but with his sincerity he wins your trust from the start. He believes what he is saying, so that he won't sugar-coat it (PG-13 for language and subject matter), but he is often apologetic and genuinely means it when he invites you to sit down for a drink and a conversation.
This is the book's greatest weakness. A less apologetic tact would have been welcome. He's not proving the Pythagorean Theorem, and he's honest about not knowing everything for sure when he's venturing an opinion or a conjecture, but at the same time nobody would cry foul if a book which purports to give moral advice should just go ahead and do so without hesitation or demur.
Still, this is a minor criticism of what in the final analysis is a solid book which satisfies, from start to finish, the expectations it raises, with plenty of surprises and verve.
Having read the home brew book, and now this one, I'll be looking for more Krehbiel in the future. Hopefully this one comes out in print soon. Remember the old days when we had to ask Amazon to make kindle versions of books? The tables have turned, and this bibliophile thinks not for the best.
This book challenges current assumptions that are guided by feminism and victimhood and asserts without apology that "men and women are different"; that gender roles are not the result of a worldwide conspiracy to disempower women and a whole lot more.
If you think "traditional" is a code word for "oppressive" you will not agree with this book. Though contrary to many contemporary opinions on marriage and relationships it is told in such a plain-spoken, casual manner that you will feel obligated to hear him out and give his ideas thoughtful consideration. Young men owe it to themselves to read this before they marry.
Mr. Krehbiel does not wave the banner of the alpha-male. He tells you to "stand up straight, tuck in your shirt and be a man."
Our culture is sick and has been since the sexual revolution took hold. Most everyone realizes it is sick, but the cure has been elusive. Mr. Krehbiel does an admirable job of bringing together evolutionary biology, philosophy, sociology and reason to illuminate the delusions our culture can't see and also to give some helpful hints on how individual men should navigate our society. Yet somehow he does so in a very casual format.
There's a NYT best seller hiding in this book, and for those hearty enough to not insist on the sort of prose that can get a book that sort of acclaim, they'll be glad they did.
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