Is it just me or is there a severe famine in our world as it relates to masculine literature? You mean to tell me that with all of these men claiming to be “great” men and dads, manhood and fatherhood are extinct? If not, then why is there an earnest outcry for men and fathers to be present and active? Tell me; who hears the silent cry of a man who desires to be a “good” man or father but doesn’t know how? How are they supposed to know what to do if their fathers abandoned them or if the responsible and learned men, who claim to have the answers, don’t provide them with a blueprint or the tools.
In 2007 throughout 2008, I went through one of the most horrific times in my personal life. During that time, I can honestly say that I experienced every feeling known to man. Life’s fierce hand brought me to tears, apathy, and hopelessness. What was I to do? I’ll tell you what I did.
After months of searching for relevant masculine literature, someone in whom I could confide, or someone who might understand my plight, I gave up trying because no one or thing met these strict qualifications. As a result, I became a walking time bomb. Even then, there were still no answers to life’s perplexing questions. I don’t know how it happened but I began to journal in order to cope. This led me to write those horrendous events out exactly as I had experienced them. Although this took me a year to do, in retrospect it was worth it. After these events were carefully drawn out of my heart and unto something tangible, I felt better although the problems didn’t go away. I then put this draft in a safe place and went on with my life.
In 2009, I stumbled upon what I had previously written. To my surprise, I was blown away by my articulation of those events. Take this from someone who hated English, Grammar, and Literature while in grade school. Anyway, after reading the draft, I said to myself, “I know I’m not the only man who has experienced this.” I immediately begin to write down several challenges, issues, and situations that I know men have encountered. Apparently, this is the groundwork that birthed “Men Have Feelings Too – A Snapshot into Their Hearts!”
“Men Have Feelings Too” is not only the title of this book but it’s also a movement. It’s innovative, compelling, and extremely overdue as it relates to literature that is necessary for men. Never has any writing confronted the hearts of men like this. This book dives head first into the hearts of men and provides a tremendous source of understanding to some of life’s surprises. During this journey, every man reading this material will see himself somewhere within the confines of this literature. Just to prep you, this is not for the weak at heart or those men who can’t afford or refuse to be real with themselves. This book provides realism, truth, a splash of humor, and some understanding into a majority of issues addressing men of all ages, backgrounds, financial status, or any other measuring rods you would like to use. If you can survive the realism of this text, I know the information contained within these pages will not be a waste of your time.