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A Man's Journey To Simple Abundance
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Sarah Ban Breathnach wanted to offer men the same reflective book that she offered women in Simple Abundance. Yet she also knew that she needed a man to help her represent an authentic male experience, a book that mined beneath the "Men Are from Mars" stereotypes and "Iron John" expectations. So she joined forces with Michael Segell, former columnist for Esquire and author of Standup Guy. From there, the duo gathered these contemplative, humorous and mature essays written by a diverse sampling of men, including a backwoods hermit, mystical rabbi and world renowned rock star.
Segell writes the poignant introductions to the essays while Ban Breathnach inserts her personal responses at the end of particularly provocative essays. At times she sounds like an interloper in a "boys only" club, her comments sounding out of place within these private moments of male bonding. Yet she forces readers, men and women alike, to acknowledge the feminine within the male experience, a lofty goal that we tend to resist. Contributors include Sting, who talks about the difference between thrill seeking and risk taking in "Let Your Soul Be Your Rookie". Adventure writer Tim Cahill writes about "The Bravest Thing I Ever Did"--face his panic disorder as his vomited his way through an un-aired television interview. And Thomas Moore speaks of the ecstasy of melding spirituality and sexuality. --Gail HudsonAbout the Author:
Sarah Ban Breathnach's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures and everyday epiphanies. Her wisdom, warmth, compassion and disarming candour have made her a trusted voice to millions of women. She is publisher of Simple Abundance Press and president and CEO of Simple Abundance, Inc., a consulting firm specialising in publishing and multimedia projects. Sarah is American but lives part of the year in Lincolnshire when writing.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110743206967