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Summary: Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MAS

Griffin, Dan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hazelden 2009

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 616.86 GRI

Shraya, Vivek

Summary: "A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHRAYA, VIVEK SHR

Brooks, Ben

Summary: More true tales of amazing boys who found the courage to be themselves, and achieved something remarkable at the same time. This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for boys who dare to be different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves. What have the footballer Kylian Mbappe, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.31 Brooks 2019

Garfield, Robert

Summary: A noted psychotherapist examines the critical role same-sex friendships play in helping men navigate an increasingly demanding world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2015

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Watts, Steven

Summary: JFK and the Masculine Mystique is not just another standard biography of the youthful president. By examining Kennedy in the context of certain books, movies, social critiques, music, and cultural discussions that framed his ascendancy, Watts shows us the excitement and sense of possibility, the optimism and aspirations, that accompanied the dawn of a new age in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, JOHN F. WAT

Brooks, Ben

Summary: Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster ... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RP Kids 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BRO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Brooks 2018

Brooks, Ben

Summary: "An inspiring collection of 76 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, who went on to make the world a better place through compassion, generosity, and self-belief*. *No action heroes or knights in shining armor here."--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

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Cobb, Thomas

Summary: On February 10, 1918, John Power woke to the sound of bells and horses' hooves. He was sharing a cabin near the family mine with his brother Tom and their father Jeff; hired man Tom Sisson was also nearby. Then gunfire erupted, and so began the day when the Power brothers engaged the Graham County Sheriff's Department in the bloodiest shootout in Arizona history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Arizona Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COB

Kindlon, Daniel J. (Daniel James)

1 hold on 1 copy

Contents: The road not taken: turning boys away from their inner life -- Thorns among roses: the struggle of young boys in early education -- The high cost of harsh discipline -- The culture of cruelty -- Fathers and sons: a legacy of desire and distance -- Mothers and sons: a story of connection and change -- Inside the fortress of solitude -- Boys' struggle with depression and suicide -- Drinking and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2000

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Summary: Chronicles the social transformation of masculinity, examining contemporary manhood from a variety of perspectives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Interlink Pub Group Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.32 VOI

Browne, Sylvia.

Summary: The renowned psychic presents her personal views on the nature of God, and discusses world faiths including the Gnostic movement, Islam, and Buddhism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 202.113 Browne

Chabon, Michael.

Summary: The author questions what it means to be a man today in a series of interlinked autobiographical reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHABON, MICHAEL CHA

Giraldi, William

Summary: "A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero's Body. In the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GIRALDI, WILLIAM GIR

Gurian, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.125 GUR

Kipnis, Laura.

Summary: "It's no secret that men often behave in mystifying ways, but in recent years we've witnessed so many spectacular public displays of male excess--indecent politicians, sleazy academics, philandering sports stars--that we're left to wonder whether something has come unwired in the collective male psyche. In the essays collected here, Kipnis revisits the archetypes of wayward masculinity that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 KIP

Oliver, Neil.

Summary: Tales of brave and selfless deeds used to be part of every boy's education. We grew up sharing stories with our fathers, uncles and grandfathers of how other men had lived their lives, met their challenges, reached their goals and faced their deaths. Becoming a man was about comradeship and standing by your friends whatever the circumstances. And it meant that sometimes it was more important to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170.81 OLI

Summary: After a roving motorcycle gang attacks him on the street, timid bookkeeper Casey joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and hardcore brown belt Anna, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of brutality and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Als, Hilton.

Summary: Analyzes literature, history, culture, entertainment, race, and gender through the lens of people the author terms "white girls," including Louise Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Richard Pryor, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McSweeneys Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 ALS

Metaxas, Eric.

Summary: "What makes a great man great? 'Seven Men' offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?..."--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.02 MET

Sexton, Jared

Summary: "Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me to Be is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological, and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society. As progressivism changes American society, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2019

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Cappiello, Katie

Summary: Following up Slut, her explosive 2015 play and guidebook for combating sexism and sexual violence, Katie Cappiello turns her perceptive eyes and ears to the lived experiences of young men as they try on sexuality and masculinity. Compassionate and piercingly insightful, this play and guidebook razes rape culture, interrogates traditional notions of masculinity, and breeds accountability―without...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dottir Press 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 812 CAP

Howes, Lewis

Summary: "At 30 years old, outwardly thriving but unfulfilled inside, Howes began a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that men, both young and old, wear. He started by asking for advice from some of the world's best psychologists, doctors, and household names like Tony Robbins and Ray Lewis. ... He teaches men how to break through the walls that hold them back and shows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2017

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McBee, Thomas Page

Summary: "From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man,trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 155 MCB