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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them Hardcover – 10 Apr 2014

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147113489X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471134890
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.6 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Everyone who reads this collection will be roused: disturbed by the pain, exalted in the zest for joy given by poets' Observer

'We recall the time at school when our treasured anthology of love poetry was seized by the class bully...if only we had been armed with a copy of Poems The Make Grown Men Cry' Times Literary Supplement

'That's the great thing about a good anthology of poems: you are reminded of old friends and introduced to new ones.... This is a welcome addition to my shelves and I'll look forward to Poems That Make Woman Cry' Sunday Telegraph

'Though these poems speak to personal loss and reflect human suffering, they redeem pain and restore courage. They bring manly tears to the eyes but heal the hearts of men and woman alike' Saga

'For once the blurb is believable: It really is a fascinating anthology. Finding out what makes particular men emotional is intriguing' Irish Independent

'The title is pure genius... what I love most is the proud grasp of emotion as mature and manly. Two words that become magnificent in their juxtaposition: "men" and "cry"' Daily Mail

'All the old weepies are here I m female and just the contents page was enough to make me well up. Delightful' The Times

'The best leave you with a renewed sense of how extraordinary it is that poetry can over the course of one sentence flood your circuit board with loss, or anger, or love' The Independent

'Our boys deserve better. Let's be gracious for the overall good and let them become equal in the right to spill our guts, share our thoughts and spout our tears. Let's buy them the book and hope it's enough to make them weep' Stylist

'The results are occasionally baffling but mostly illuminating. As with all the best anthologies, there is a compelling mixture of the well-known and the obscure' Mail On Sunday

'Doubt, war and family deaths are the subjects picked by stars for a new anthology… Representing 20 nationalities and ranging in age from early 20s to their late 80s, the lachrymose line-up of well-known men were asked to pick one poem that they could not read without getting a lump in the throat, or at least a wobble of the chin' The Times

This is a really thought-provoking book...The range of contributors leads to a wonderful range of verse. And the overall result is a wonderfully powerful and moving experience'

'At the top of this year's Poetry list is Anthony and Ben's Poems That Make Grown Men Cry which has sold 11, 315 copies' --The Bookseller

About the Author

Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than 30 books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. His son Ben is a writer and film producer. He was director of European Film and Television at Exclusive Media, where he helped relaunch Britain's most famous film production label, Hammer. Anthony and Ben both live in London.


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