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Not your go-to book for self help in this field
on 26 January 2016
Clearly this is an important piece of work in the field of masculine studies and Robert Moore appears to be well respected in the field, but as has been said previously the work is too abstract. One can appreciate the various manifestations of mature and immature masculinity with ourselves, and the 4 forms are interesting to explore within oneself, but as a practical book of self help - and I suspect there are a number of sales to men seeking that - this is wide of the mark. True, it is not marketed as self help but it gets listed amongst that number and so will be taken up as if it is. As a framework, as one model of masculinity it can be useful, and to be used in conjunction with other models.
There are more progressive forward thinking less navel gazing books for men aiming to discover themselves out there. Read for an overview of psychological thinking on masculinity but go elsewhere if you need practical steps to discovering who you are.