• Cry Like a Man

  • Fighting for Freedom from Emotional Incarceration
  • By: Jason Wilson
  • Narrated by: Damany Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,006 ratings)

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Cry Like a Man

By: Jason Wilson
Narrated by: Damany Jackson
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As a leader in teaching, training, and transforming boys in Detroit, Jason Wilson shares his own story of discovering what it means to “be a man” in this life-changing memoir.

His grandfather’s lynching in the deep South, the murders of his two older brothers, and his verbally harsh and absent father all worked together to form Jason Wilson’s childhood. But it was his decision to acknowledge his emotions and yield to God’s call on his life that made Wilson the man and leader he is today.

As the founder of one of the country’s most esteemed youth organizations, Wilson has decades of experience in strengthening the physical, mental, and emotional spirit of boys and men. In Cry Like a Man, Wilson explains the dangers men face in our culture’s definition of “masculinity” and gives listeners hope that healing is possible.

As Wilson writes, “My passion is to help boys and men find strength to become courageously transparent about their own brokenness as I shed light on the symptoms and causes of childhood trauma and ‘father wounds’. I long to see men free themselves from emotional incarceration - to see their minds renewed, souls weaned, and relationships restored.”

©2019 Jason Wilson (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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Women have motional incarceration too. Thank you!

I read this book to for my brothers and men in my life and it helped me instead. Thank you.

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Just a sad story, no useful tips

It's an overpriced sad story. Like "Can't Hurt Me", just without anything useful that you could take out of it. "I'm black, yadda yadda yadda, white people bad, yadda yadda yadda, I shall overcome, fin". If you are looking for tips on your brain - that's not the place. Also quite short.

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Thought driven, emotionally freeing!

I really enjoyed this book. It caused reason to ponder about how past situations have molded me
Time for some action. Thanks Jason!

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Emotional Incarceration

Don't let the title of the book fool you to believe that it just for men. I believe this book should be intended for Single moms raising a young man, Fathers needing love from their father, women facing domestic violence the impact. As a single mom, of a black young man its hard at time. The book should be renamed "Emotional Incarceration" because we all have demons that hunts us in the past presence and future if we don't deal with the issue. The best part, is the bible verse that gave you guidance. Mr. Wilson stay you your path young man. Nicole stay strong sista, you are a incredible strong woman

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A Truly Amazing book of one's life experiences.

The Author was exceptional!! In his honesty of his life trauma and how it affected his, Life and Journey threw boyhood and to Manhood. It has help in so many ways to, improve my life and as well exposed the Insecurity in my life. and to know I'm not alone in this world with it but to help clean up my life. Also to know there is LIGHT at the end of this Tunnel, and also there is "A NEW DAY". NO! A NEW FUTURE AHEAD!!!!!!!

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must read

rather you are a man or not this book give great insight. it is truly an eye opening book and hard to put down

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Captivating

This book inspires me to grow in my relationship with GOD, be a better parent & be a better wife. I look at my sons and other black boys and men through a different lens.

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Masterpiece

very relatable I cried and it literally changed my life wow life changing read

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Misleading Title

Wilson creates a catchy title without fulfilling the content of said title. This is an autobiography of a man who complains about his life for a few hours. 90% of this book is to push religion. He only speaks about being emotional three times with no insight into how or when to express yourself (as the title leads you to believe). Rename the book. Zero stars for being intentionally misleading.

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Awesome book. So many gems!

Loved the book. So many good gems and take aways. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to better yourself.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 05-31-22

Weird high pitch noise

There is a weird high pitch noise following the narrators every word. it is highly annoying once you notice it. Shame, because the message is good. The book is mostly about Jasons life, and while I respect his hardships, I had expected more time spent on how to actually Cry like a man, although the book does sum it up in the end.

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  • Marko
  • 12-11-21

Disappointed

This was a disappointment to me as a follower of Jason on social media platforms. This is written from a victim mentality and is very melodramatic. After reading you’d think that Jason and his family were the only people to ever experience loss, discrimination or any type of tragedy. You get the impression that he somewhat re writes history to fit his narrative which is a little over dramatic and comes across as less authentic.

On a plus side the narrator was very good.

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  • Lewis
  • 09-23-21

A deep insight into the life of Jason Wilson

Through honesty and vulnerability Wilson extends to recount his life thus offering insight, perspective and a accompanying friend on this journey of life.

A brilliant book to understand what it means to be a man and ultimately; how to cry and let your emotions find a place of refuge.

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  • Obinna Anyadike
  • 07-03-21

A book for men especially black men

Loved the book and the stories. The vulnerability of Jason to open up. It must have been hard. It was full of stories that can help and make you see there’s always hope. Wish there were more anecdotes. Is there a course for this? Will really love to sign up

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  • Jay
  • 10-16-20

One of the best relatable stories ever

Truly wye opening and made me cry to know its not just me. Thank you

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  • Leo Ezeogu
  • 07-25-20

ENCOURAGING, INSPIRING!

I found Jason’s story to be quite healing and hope-inspiring too. Many men in today’s society can identify with father wounds therefore, this book would be very helpful to them. This is a narrative that many more should hear about!

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  • Mykal Harrington
  • 06-12-20

HEARTFELT!

An awesome account of a man's journey through emotional development... It challenges what it is to be a "strong" man or a "real" man. This was a great listen! 🖤

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  • Carl Springer
  • 06-18-19

A MEN'S MUST READ!

I'm in no way religious and yes this book is grounded in his faith but the message within this book transcends his spiritual alignment it asks you to look within yourself in order to begin your healing process as a MALE young or old

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-19

Amazing!! Thought provoking

Amazing to see how Jason managed to overcome soo many setbacks, to become the man he is now

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  • Efosa. I
  • 02-10-19

just phenomenal, an absolute must for men.

this book was touchingly written and crafted with the heart for men in mind. you can easily see yourself in Jason's story. thankyou for living up the call sir. you're an example for young men like me. salute

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-22

A must listen audiobook for every man

Every boy and man needs to listen to this audiobook. Break free from emotional incarceration and help lead other boys and men to become free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-22

Amazing

Amazing story and written well. Amazing story that hits hard. Mind opening and great story, from a man who knows what he’s talking about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-22

eye opener

I will be recommending this to all people I talk to about life and learning to be better