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Dr. Will Courtenay's new book is truly the first of its kind. For all its academic excellence this lucid, easy to digest book is an alluring read for anyone concerned about men and boys. Beautifully written, it offers clear, concise and useful advice. — William S. Pollack, PhD, ABPP, Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School; author of the New York Times bestseller, Real Boys

It would be a truism to say that ‘Will Courtenay wrote the book on men's health’ since, well, this is it! By examining different groups of men — by age, class, region, and race — Courtenay deepens our understanding of that crucial linkage between gender and health. — Michael Kimmel, PhD, Professor of Sociology, SUNY at Stony Brook, author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men and Manhood in America

Will Courtenay’s Dying to Be Men is the most readable discussion and comprehensive overview of boys' and men's health published to date. This book is a "must-read" resource for men's health advocates, gender scholars, public health policymakers, epidemiologists, medical professionals, and health educators. There is simply no better source on men's health in print. — Don Sabo, PhD, D'Youville College, author of Men's Health and Illness: Gender, Power, and the Body and Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

Dr. Courtenay both takes stock of existing research and looks to the future by opening up fresh issues and proposing a new interdisciplinary global and relational approach fit for the twenty-first century. The result is a timely, accessible book that will be an invaluable resource for social scientists and health practitioners alike. — Ellen Annandale, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester, author of The Sociology of Health and Medicine

Dr. Courtenay presents a thought-provoking analysis and comprehensive understanding of the current dire circumstances for men and the resulting negative impact on health and society. He shares a clear vision of how to move beyond our current norms for manhood to transform social, cultural, and environmental factors to improve wellbeing for all. — Larry Cohen, Executive Director, Prevention Institute, author of Prevention is Primary

Dying to Be Men is the most comprehensive resource on men's health that I have encountered. Will Courtenay understands that men need more than information about their health — they need permission to care about it. Thus the empirical data and references are augmented by insightful analysis that contextualizes the growing body of research on men's health. The result is a powerful tool that educators, therapists, policy-makers and anyone else who cares about men can use to challenge the outdated and deeply destructive idea that 'real men' don't take care of themselves. — Jackson Katz author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

This is absolutely the best book on men's health available today. The depth and breadth of Courtenay's research makes this an essential resource for anyone interested in promoting the health and well-being of men and boys. This is a unique contribution to the field that should be read by those in academia, clinical practice, and any man who wants the facts on how to live long and well. — Jed Diamond, PhD, LCSW, Founder & Director, MenAlive, author of Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause

Will Courtenay has created an exhaustive and well organized review of two decades of scholarship on men's health. Dying to Be Men is the most important resource available for anyone interested in this issue, which is literally a matter of life and death. — Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Mary Washington, author of The Masculine Self and The Pain Behind the Mask

At last, a collection of Will Courtenay's important research and writing on men's health, revised and brought up to date! It could not be timelier, given the urgent need for improved health care outcomes in the US. I will strongly recommend it to my students and colleagues. — Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, 2005 President, the American Psychological Association, Professor of Psychology, the University of Akron, Editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and author of A New Psychology of Men and Masculinity Reconstructed

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