I know it’s usually all fun and games and mangled feet around here, but now it’s time to get serious.
Sometimes people kill themselves, especially young dudes. And so, as part of the Man Week initiative (which aims to raise awareness about mental illness and addiction in males), Gavin Heaton, who is super nice, and Mark Pollard, who I met once at a conference, have both survived being young dudes and worked really hard to put together this book for men. The book is about all kinds of stuff – what it means to be a dude, how to cope when you’re a struggling dude, and teaching your kids important stuff about being a dude. All the proceeds go to the Inspire Foundation and they’re going to do awesome things with the money, which you probably don’t need anyway.
As a lover of men, this is an issue that is close to the place in my chest where a heart would normally reside. I also know what it’s like to feel crap and not really know what to do about it.
I wrote a story about my dad, who is awesome, and how he taught me some valuable lessons about what it means to be a man. You can read that, along with many better pieces in the book, which is now available for your purchasing pleasure.
You can find out more info about the book here.
If you are shy on cash, you can buy the eBook version for $15 here.
Or if you prefer a more “hands on” experience, you can buy the soft cover from Blurb and I will read it to you by candlelight.*
So dig deep and get a nice present for your pa or some other dude in your life.
*will not actually read to anyone by candlelight, not even Jesus himself.