I just started crowdfunding my new book, The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century, on Inkshares.
The book. Male dominance has eroded. Did you know that since 1970, women's share of household income has risen from 4% to 40%? Did you know that the average person to lose their job in the last recession was a blue-collar male worker and the average person to gain a job was a white-collar female worker? Brawn is gone and so are the norms and values commonly associated with it. The steely, withholding leading man of yesteryear has given way to an emotive Ryan Gosling. This creates myriad questions for men, both in how to react to a changing world, and in what "being a man" is about today. The Future of Men asks:
The publisher. I'm crowdfunding this book via Inkshares, what many think is the most interesting new publishing company. It marries all the innovative social aspects of crowdfunding with the benefits of a traditional publisher. If enough copies are ordered, the book will be edited, designed, marketed, and distributed into bookstores across the country. This book began as a journey of self-exploration. But the more I learned, the more I wanted to know, and the more I felt the need to share the journey with others. Inkshares gives me that opportunity. You can pick up a copy (or as many copies as you want) here: https://www.inkshares.com/projects/the-future-of-men
FutureOfMen.com. This has blossomed not only into this book, but a larger cross-channel project called Future Men. I'm excited to share that I'll be working with Morgan Spurlock on a series of documentary shorts to further share the questions and thoughts broached and conveyed in The Future of Men.
The world has changed –– for the better. And we must change with it –– also for the better. Whether a husband, father, son, wife, mother, or daughter, I hope that you find The Future of Men both illuminative and meaningful.