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 Hudson

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An inspirational collection of essays that shows how the joys and regrets of life can bring a deeper understanding of the self and that not-so-simple creature, man. A test pilot, champion surfer and world-renowned singer number among the men who have contributed their experiences to produce a collection that brings men into the modern world. Going beyond dull and antiquated stereotypes, the latest in the SIMPLE ABUNDANCE series gives a candid and modern perspective to the realities men face. This collection of essays ranges from hilarious to horrifying and all have been written by men such as Sting, the novelist Ben Cheever and Microsoft Chief Architect Charles Simonyi who feel there is more to understand about masculinity than Hollywood would have you believe. In our modern age it is increasingly unsatisfactory to have such a simplistic definition of a man and his role in life. These fifty essays ask previously ignored questions and provide answers for both men and women about how the male mind works.

By showing men in their true colours, A MAN'S JOURNEY TO SIMPLE ABUNDANCE takes a step into previously ignored territory but one that will be appreciated by many, by men as they gain the perspective on their own lives, and by women searching for an insight into the male mind.

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