Good Men Project Writer Michael Anthony Summarizes 6 Men’s Books into One Sentence Each.
Here they are, the 6 men’s books that started the movement. Many of the books deserve a full read, but incase you’re pressed for time, here’s their main messages boiled into one sentence. (Okay. Maybe one sentence is a bit rough, perhaps I’ll cheat with a semicolon or two, but that’s it! One sentence!)
Iron John: A Book about Men. By Robert Bly.
The boy needs to die for the man to emerge; men need other men to usher them into manhood.
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine. By Robert Moore.
Every man is part King (benevolent leader, brings order) part Warrior (courageous, rational and disciplined) part Magician (student, experimenter) and part Lover (communicator, empathetic); each man is part KWML, but is also typically stronger in one aspect; find a way to embrace all parts of yourself.
The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and sexual desire. By David Deida,
Men and women have different energies;live your own life and don’t let others dictate your actions, act for your own true good.
Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man. By Sam Keen.
Challenge everything you think you KNOW about men and women; see men and women as two different identities and fully invest in your identity of being a man.
No More Mr Nice Guy. By Robert A. Glover.
Know what you want and set strong boundaries for behavior that you will and will not accept (from yourself, and others).
Meditations. By Marcus Aurelius.
Life is short, the future is unpredictable, all you can control is yourself; most suffering comes from man trying to control something which he has no power over.
I understand that my one sentence summaries may be different than yours, so if you’ve read any of the books add your own one sentence summary in the comments.