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"A Better Man," with Author Michael Ian Black
In this thought­ful, inspir­ing, and deeply per­son­al book, come­di­an, actor, and father Michael Ian Black gets (most­ly) seri­ous about the trou­ble with mas­culin­i­ty. In the form of a heart­felt let­ter to his college-bound son — but with ideas sure to res­onate for many parents — he reveals his own com­pli­cat­ed rela­tion­ship with his father, explores the dam­age caused by the expectations placed on boys to ​“man up,” and search­es for the best way to help his son be part of the solu­tion, not the problem, in a world in which the word ​“mas­culin­i­ty” now goes hand in hand with ​“tox­ic.”

Part mem­oir, part advice book, Black deliv­ers a poignant answer to an urgent ques­tion: How can we be, and raise, bet­ter men? "A Bet­ter Man" is for par­ents, yes, but it is also for any­one look­ing for a path for­ward as we nav­i­gate the com­plex gen­der issues of our time.

Michael Ian Black is an actor, come­di­an, and writer who start­ed his career on MTV’s ​“The State” and has since cre­at­ed and starred in many TV shows and appeared in icon­ic movies, such as "Wet Hot Amer­i­can Sum­mer" and "The Bax­ter." Black is the author of sev­er­al award-win­ning books for chil­dren and adults. As a stand-up come­di­an, he reg­u­lar­ly tours the coun­try and has released com­e­dy albums and pod­casts includ­ing Mike & Tom Eat Snacks with Tom Cavanagh, and Top­ics with Michael Showalter. He lives in Con­necti­cut with his wife and two children.

Sponsored by WHC’s Brotherhood and presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

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Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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