AUTHOR EVENT // Andrew Reiner - Better Boys, Better Men

Due to COVID-19, this will be a virtual event.

Join Napa Bookmine and the Napa County Office of Education on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 for virtual author hour with Andrew Reiner in conversation with Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools, about his forthcoming book Better Boys, Better Men. No purchase is necessary to attend, but if you are interested you can pre-order a copy of Better Boys, Better Men below. Release date: December 1, 2020!

This is a virtual event. You must RSVP to attend. Email read@napabookmine.com to RSVP. Once we receive your RSVP we'll respond with the meeting link and password as soon as we can.

This is a free event. If you are able, a donation of $5 is suggested to help us cover costs. To donate click here.

Questions? Email read@napabookmine.com.


ABOUT THE BOOK

A thought-provoking and much-needed look at how modern masculinity is harming and holding back men—and all of society—and what we can do to promote a new masculinity that allows men of all ages to thrive. 

In Better Boys, Better Men, cultural critic and New York Times contributor Andrew Reiner argues that men today are working on an outdated model of masculinity, which prevents them in moments of distress and vulnerability from marshalling the courage, strength, and resiliency—the very characteristics we regularly champion in men—they need to thrive in a world vastly different from the ones their fathers and grandfathers grew up in. According to Reiner, this outdated model of manhood can have devastating effects on the entire culture and, especially boys and men, from falling behind in the classroom and rising male unemployment rates to increased levels of depression and disturbing upticks in violence on a mass scale. 

Reiner interviews boys and men of all ages, educators, counselors, therapists, and physicians throughout the United States to better understand what factors are preventing the country’s boys and men from developing the emotional resiliency they need. He also introduces readers to the boys and men at the vanguard of a new masculinity that empowers them to find and express the full range of their humanity. 

Urgent and necessary, Better Boys, Better Men will change the way we talk about boys and men in America today. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew Reiner is a professor at Towson University, where he offers the seminar “Changing Face of Masculinity.” He has written on masculinity and men’s issues for the New York Times, Italy’s la Republica and the Washington Post Magazine, and his work has been featured on NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Company, and in The Guardian, Men’s Health magazine, and Forbes. He speaks about masculinity regularly at schools and conferences nationally and internationally. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This event is co-hosted by the Napa County Office of Education. The Napa County Office of Education is guided by a belief in vital partnerships and innovative approaches to learning. We provide academic services and enrichment opportunities for students, teachers and the community, as well as critical business services for school districts. NCOE is a leader in the dissemination of research-based best practices to educators locally and statewide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
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This is a virtual event
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062854940
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne - December 1st, 2020

A thought-provoking and much-needed look at how modern masculinity is harming and holding back men—and all of society—and what we can do to promote a new masculinity that allows men of all ages to thrive. 

In Better Boys, Better Men, cultural critic and New York Times contributor Andrew Reiner argues that men today are working on an