Friday, October 3, 2008

Stuck in Guyland

Why do so many young men seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood? Why do so many of them fail to launch? Just what is going on?

In Guyland, Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, tackles the world of late adolescent boys and young men: the “guys” of America, aged 16 to 26. Michael gives us a tour of Guyland, a world of video games, movies and television, sports, and music--and violent fraternity initiations and sexual predation. He shows us young men who drift through life without deep commitments to work or relationships. Plus, he shows how the culture of Guyland affects young women who are stuck there, too.

"Just as Reviving Ophelia introduced readers to the culture of teenage girls, Guyland takes us to the land of young men." —Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia

If you'd like to invite Michael Kimmel to speak at your school, please contact the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau.

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