This is a rare book, spoken in words that tell of an actual man rather than an eternal boy who wishes only to impersonate maturity. To my mind, Lederer paved the road of truth and sanity upon which Gillette and Moore walked to lead our western males beyond the hero stereotype and into the stature of real mean--which mean EMOTIONAL maturity from which grows the wisdom of the heart--the wisdom to maintain their relationships with respect, compassion and self discipline . . . which alone makes a male worthy to wear the name of a Man.
This is one amazing little book. A bit dated but it brings up some very personal points. Men are afraid of women on many different levels. How then to reconcile this with the view of women as the 'weaker sex'? Feminists claim our society is misogynistic. Then why are men afraid?
I back that by saying most every man I have known or myself has a story or belief about the woman in their lives that shakes them to their core usually around women's wrath. I have never heard women relate the same kind of fear of men.
I will leave it to feminists to destroy the premise of this book. An interesting statistic is that if you search on 'women fear' or 'fear women' on Amazon you will get a plethora of books on how women can overcome their fear. And just this one on the reverse.
I was afraid that coming from 1970 and written by a Freudian MD this would be an intolerable or technical read. It is neither. The prose is relaxed, the vocabulary somewhat technical but quickly approachable and the chapters short and digestible.
If you would like a different point of view sexual social relationships, pick up a copy of this book.