Tony Woodlief, author of Raising Wild Boys Into Men: A Modern Dad’s Survival Guide will be my podcast guest tomorrow at noon.
His pamphlet, the latest in The New Pamphleteers series, asks,
How does a hapless 21st century dad raise four young sons to manhood without taming their natural wildness? Modern society seems more interested in turning wild boys into mild boys, rather than harnessing their natural aggressiveness in traditional male virtues like protecting the innocent and seeking justice. Author Anthony Woodlief describes his near-obsessive quest to find books, toys, movies, and other resources that teach boys to develop their character without losing what he calls “The Cowboy Gene.” In the course of that struggle, he finds out the true meaning of fatherhood.
I just finished reading and this is a must-buy for your dad. Tony writes about what it’s like having three young boys and what it means to be a man, certainly one of the greater questions of our day.
His easygoing style and approach makes this a most delightful pamphlet to read, and to give. At only $4, you should buy one for everyone you know.
Cross-posted at Heading Right