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On the Contrary: Essays By Men and Women

Rainbolt, Martha and Fleetwood, Janet, Eds.

Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1984. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 340 pp. Paired essays by a male and female writer on each topic examine a variety of issues of life, some of them gender related, others pertaining to creativity and perception, such as the writing process. Designed as a resource for college classes, but livelier than the average textbook. Among the essays: Diana Trilling's "On the Death of Marilyn Monroe;" Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing," a moving account of missed opportunities in motherhood, and Ring Lardner's "Some Like Them Cold." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Women Respond to the Men's Movement

Hagan, Kay Leigh, Ed.

United Kingdom: Pandora (HarperCollins, 1992. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 6th Printing.. 175 pp. Nearly new, no markings, firm binding. Foreword by Gloria Steinem. More than a dozen women give their thoughts about the men's movement, its potential and dangers, as seen in the early 1990s. . Contributors include Ursula K. Le Guin, Barbara Kingsolver, Margo Adair, Vicki Noble, Margaret Randall, Jane Caputi, Gordene MacKenzie, Karthleen Carlin, Harriet Gill and others. Size: 8vo - 8 in. Tall.

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New York.: E P Dutton, 1994. Book. Very Good. Cloth and Boards. 1st Printing. 8vo -- -- 8.75 in Tall. 275 pp. includes bibliography, notes, index. Lacks jacket. Very clean and bright text, no markings. Spine lightly scuffed and soiled. Firm, tight binding. Tan-colored endpapers. A personal account of child rearing by a psychologist. Includes a chapter on mothers of gay sons, another on stepmothers..

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New York: Clarkson Potter, 2004. Book. Very Good. Boards. 1st Edition. 8vo- 8.5 In. 256 pp. glossy with color photos on most pages. Ex-library but with little wear. Stampings on inside covers, shelf label on spine. Mylar protector on dj. With glossary. Hip, sprightly written style pointers for young men of any orientation. This book covers a lot of territory -- not just fashion but also cooking, home design, etiquette and career. Inspired by the popular TV series of the same name..

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Man of the House

Stephen McCauley

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Ex-Library. Good. Cloth Strip and Boards. First Edition.. 287 pp. Spine slanted. Binding strong. No markings except usual library discard stampings. Mylar protector. Colored endpapers. A bittersweet novel about Clyde, a gay college instructor in Cambridge, Mass., and his growing friendship with Ben, teenage son of a longtime friend. Clyde cautiously attempts to play a fatherly role in Ben's life, with mixed results. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.

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The Best Little Boy in the World

Reid, John (Tobias, Andrew)

NY: Ballantine Books, 1993. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 7th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 246 pp. Light vertical crease on front cover, no markings. Originally published in the 70s, this book tells the tale of a sexually sheltered boy growing up in New York and only gradually realizing he is attracted to other boys. Written under a pseudonym by Andrew Tobias before he came out. Reid's closeted behavior as he relates it was mainly self-imposed and stemming from shyness..

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NY: Ballantine, 2000. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 5th Printing.. 331 pp. Nearly new , no markings. Spine uncreased. A school psychologist tackles some of the perplexing issues of raising sons. He gives his views in a Q&A format, and most of the answers are aimed at mothers who may be worried about being overprotective. One chapter deals briefly with issues of sexual and gender identity, urging parents to be supportive and encouraging. Other chapters deal with dating, sports, sibling rivalry, anger, behavior problems, friendship and divorce..

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Self-Made Man

Vincent, Norah

NY: Viking (Penguin), 2006. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 8vo -- 8.25 in. 290 pp. Light edgewear, spine uncreased. No markings. Tale of a woman's impersonation of a man to get a glimpse of how men act among themselves..

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NY: Doubleday (Random House), 2003. Ex-Library. Good +. Boards with Cloth Spine Strip. 2nd Printing.. 266 pp. Mylar protector on dust jacket. Ex-library stampings. Still sturdy and text clean. Harris relates his struggles in a broken black family in Arkansas, his challenges in coming out as gay, and obstacles in launching a writing career. He self-published his first book but later ones became best-sellers. He died of a heart attack in 2009. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.

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Random House, 1998 First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Iron John

Bly, Robert

Vintage, 1991 First Edition Thus. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 1990. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Male Experience

Doyle, James A.

Burr Ridge, IL, U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 1982. The book is lightly warped. The cover is rubbed with edgewear. The pages are clean and tight to the spine.. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Age Erasers for Men

Dollemore, Doug; Giuliuci, Mark, and Editors of Men's Health

Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, 1994. Book. Very Good. Pictorial Board. 5th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 596 pp. A few rear pages have dampness rippling on margin, otherwise clean and nearly new. An encyclopedic guide to maintaining fitness in mid-life and beyond, covering dozens of common aging ailments, such as prostate problems, stress, impotence, gout, hearing loss, baldness, etc..

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Colorado Springs, Col.: WaterBrook, 1998. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. Expanded Edition.. 293 pp. Nearly new, faint red line on top edge near spine is the only marking. Spine uncreased. A mental health counselor who is also a father gives informal, encouraging tips on raising a son through the turbulent years of adolescence. Includes guidance on what to do if the son shows gay tendenceies (don't worry about it -- it is likely just a phase, he says.) Size: 8vo -- 9 in..

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Nashville: Thomas Nelson 200 Book. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. 14th Printing.. 376 pp. Stiff wraps. Lightly used, text clean, no spine creasing. Still almost new. Author uses a whitewater adventure as an allegory for men seeking a masculine, macho way to live a Christian life.He argues that Christianity should mean more to men than just being a nice guy. Presented in small chunks of text, with numerous blank pages for a reader to jot notes about his journey toward finding himself. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High.

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NY .: Henry Holt & Co., 1999. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 5th Printing... 447 pp., bibliography. Nearly new, faint crease on spine. No markings. Very sturdy. The author, coordinator of the Center for Men at McLean Hospital, Boston, summarizes research showing that many boys are seriously affected by anxiety, sometimes close to depression. His diagnosis is that parents are overemphasizing toughness in their sons and neglecting their emotional needs. In short, he says boys need as much emotional nurturing as girls. Excellent chapter on dealing with the possibility that a son may be gay. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Married Man

White, Edmund

NY: Vintage International, 2001. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 8vo - 8 in tall . 321 pp. Light wear, close to new, no markings, except for stamping on preliminary page. Two male lovers -- a furniture scholar and a younger architect -- move from Paris to Venice to Key West to Providence to Montreal and finally to the Sahara as their relationship grows more complicated and challenged. Some critics consider this novel White's best. .

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Setting The Lawn On Fire

Friedman, Mack

Madison Wisconsin: Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2005. Book. Fine. Boards. First Edition. 8vo- 8.75 in.. 147 pp. Nearly new, no markings, tight binding. First novel by a writer who also has penned a history of hustler culture. Young Friedman tells the story of Eye (Ivan) from pre-puberty days of sexual experimenting with neighbor boys to a brief stint of art-school moonlighting as a hustler. The protagonist takes a road trip to Mexico where he comes to terms with guilt and troubled memories of his parents. Much of it is written with wry humor but with a dark undercurrent. May be of special interest to fans of John Rechy's memoirs..

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Men's Health Advisor 1994

LaFavore, Michael, Ed.

Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, 1994. Book. Near Fine. Pictorial Board. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 290 pp. Nearly new, no markings. General tips on improving health, fitness, nutrition and looks from Men's Health Magazine, written in a conversational, "hey buddy" style. Includes discussion of mental health and stress management, also..

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