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Author: Warren Farrell Narrator: Warren Farrell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9781538552841
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What is the boy crisis?

It’s a crisis of education.
For the first time in American history, our s ons will have less education than their dads.

It’s a crisis of mental health.
As boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It’s a crisis of sexuality.
Sex is a minefield for our sons. They’re bombarded with mixed messages, afraid of being either too sensitive or not sensitive enough.

It’s a crisis of fathering.
Boys with less-involved fathers are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It’s a crisis of purpose.
Boys’ old senses of purposes, being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner, are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. Compounding this issue are addicting video games that lead to distraction and ADHD.

So, what is The Boy Crisis?
A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policy makers can do to renew our sons’ sense of purpose to help them become men, fathers, and leaders worthy of our respect.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Farrell and Gray delve deep into the systematic and cultural challenges faced by white, heterosexual males in American culture and its toxic effect on their masculinity. Raspy and aged, Farrell’s voice can be enjoyable to listen to…his energy and emphasis enliven the text as it generates a sense of personal investment by Farrell himself. At the audiobook’s core, the authors aim to help parents develop more meaningful emotional connections with boys in order to produce healthy and more well-rounded men. Between Farrell’s performance and the authors’ ideas, this audiobook turns the trappings of masculinity into less formidable hurdles for parents and their boys to overcome.”


  • “Dr. Warren Farrell shines his searchlight on the ‘boy problem with no name’ in this totally absorbing, astonishing, and masterful book. Best of all, he offers parents and educators straightforward solutions with a heart full of compassion.”

    Gail Sheehy, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • The Boy Crisis will deepen your awareness and help you guide your son through the many dilemmas and ordeals that attend the journey from boyhood to manhood. Profoundly helpful.”

    Sam Keen, New York Times bestselling author

  • The Boy Crisis brilliantly explores the challenges facing our sons—and everyone. The sections on ADHD, the role of mothering and fathering, and developing boys’ health intelligence are priceless and life changing.”

    Suzanne Somers, actress and New York Times bestselling author

  • “It would be impossible to read this book and not become a better parent, teacher, or thought leader.”

    Marci Shimoff, author of Love for No Reason

  • “Presents a long overdue vision of boys’ self-worth, sense of purpose, and idea of heroism that will leave our boys happier, healthier, and better prepared to sustain love.”

    Dr. Richard A. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison

  • “A must-read for anyone who cares about our boys, our schools, our culture, and the future of our country.”

    Helen Smith, PhD, author of Men on Strike

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About the Author

John Gray, PhD, is the bestselling relationship author of all time. He has written more than fifteen bestselling books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, one of the bestselling books of the last decade. In the past two decades, over forty million Mars Venus books have been sold in over forty-five languages throughout the world. An expert in the field of communication, Gray’s focus is to help men and women understand, respect, and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. He has appeared on Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, the Early Show, the View, Politically Incorrect, Larry King, and other programs. He has been profiled in Newsweek, Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, People, and New Age Journal, among other publications. In addition to being a certified family therapist, Gray is a consulting editor of the Family Journal and a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. In 2001 he received the Smart Marriages Impact Award.