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For the audio book version, Dr. Warren Farrell personally rewrote the highlights of The Myth of Male Power as a dialogue. The questions are similar to what others will ask you when you discuss these issues. You’ll have Dr. Farrell’s best answers.

The Myth of Male Power helps each family member understand that genuine power is neither status nor money, but “control over one's life.” He documents that virtually every society that has survived has done so by persuading its sons to be disposable--whether in war or in work; and therefore indirectly as dads. And disposability is not power.

Considered the Bible of men's studies—yet highly empathetic to women (Dr. Farrell was repeatedly elected to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC)-- the meticulously researched The Myth of Male Power takes the listener on a captivating journey around the world, throughout history, biology, the Bible, the law, and everyday life, challenging every currently-held assumption about men, women and the family.

In his compassionate voice, Warren answers questions like, "Doesn't the fact that men earn more mean they have more power?" with "The road to high pay is a toll road—tolls such as working more hours, being away from our family, being engineers, not artists…." Farrell posits that men have mistakenly defined power as "feeling obligated to earn money someone else spends while he dies sooner."

To help each family member appreciate parents and grandparents, Farrell shares, "in the past, neither sex had genuine power; both sexes had roles: women's role: raise children; men's role: raise money. Our grandparents didn't preach rights--they preached responsibilities. Both moms and dads sacrificed so their children's lives would be better than theirs."

Dr. Farrell gives a 100% refund if this doesn’t generate one of your family’s most valuable discussions. See www.warrenfarrell.com.

©1993 Dr Warren Farrell (P)2012 Dr Warren Farrell

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the audio is not the book

While I enjoyed the perspective shared in the book and I think it's worth a listen, I was annoyed that the "audio book" was not actually the audio book but a 2.5 hour interview summation of the book. While I disagree with some of the conclusions he draws, for the most part it is a well explained, we'll thought out, and we'll researched analysis of the current state of gender politics. Although, I think it could go harder on the numerous ways feminism stands in opposition to changing the status quo when it comes to the myth and the ways feminism perpetuates gender roles of women's helplessness and victimhood all while claiming to be against such ideas.

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A must read.... hear.

By far the most potentially transformative book of 2, maybe 3 generations. If we wish to save our society, and progress it, we need to heed the thoughts and insights in this book.

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Kinda wish it was an actual reading of the book

Very interesting conversation. He describes these issues so well. Too bad no one will care. I wish I could share his optimism.

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I thought this was the full book.

What gives? This was just an interview. Is that what the book is? huh. Odd

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very balanced

I'm very much an antifeminist like the honey baggers. Warren Farrell clearly still has some affection for feminism making this book the perfect starting point for feminists who truly care about equality to learn what feminism doesn't teach.

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This is definitely a repeat listen

-This is not what I expected, but it's still a welcome surprise.

-This isn't so much the actual book, but rather a guided dialogue between the author and an interviewer about the main points in the book, including all of the examples and kind of working its way through each section in a detailed manner but also leaving points up for further discussion.

-It's probably worth getting the physical book as well. To understand and remember more the points and examples given.

-I'll be keeping this book on my device to listen to a few times again at least.

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eye-opening

Listened twice in a row! Great material! Audio compression could be a little better as I was constantly adjusting the volume regardless of traffic conditions/ car speed.

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Dr. Farrell

Brilliant.
Informative.
World changing.
Yes.
Yes.
I really don't understand why feminists hate this guy. It is really a shame.

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biased concussions based in partial data

the author carefully selects data to base his conclusions. his view point as an American white man is particularly blatant, as the society he describes is not common place all over the world.

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Interview

Do not market this product as an audio book if it is an interview. Gals advertisement

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  • Ieva
  • 06-21-20

Eye-opening

Though there were some points I didn't quite agree with or where the idea of the myth of male power seemed to be stretched perhaps too far, for the most part of the book I was in complete awe of how blind I'd been to the many ways men are put at a disadvantage. Each point the author makes is backed by detailed statistics. This is clearly a well-researched life's work and I hope that more women read it.

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  • rjj
  • 03-03-18

Buy the book instead

Would you try another book written by Warren Farrell or narrated by Warren Farrell?

The book was excellent but this is just an interview. The other problem is that Dr Farrell comes across as badly muffled - the sound quality is really poor and it makes the whole thing pretty unsatisfactory.

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  • Yannis
  • 01-12-22

This is NOT the book

Shockingly, this is the author and some bloke talking about the book. NOT the book.

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  • Oghoyone, U
  • 12-21-21

Thought provoking

This makes you pause to rethink everything you’ve been sold.
I am now almost scared of the female gender. Humans have got a lot of work to do.

This book is a MUST READ for every young adult male (preferably just before you turn 18).

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  • Nathan Callum Marshall
  • 12-04-21

Honest,not biased and insightful

Great book worth the read pretty awesome knowing that Warren has been on both sides

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  • yaeli
  • 09-13-21

Important read

A very eye opening and important for everyone who loves humans, who wants to live in a loving world that includes loving men.

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  • Mr
  • 07-02-21

Every Man Should Read!!!

It's not about men against women, it's about men living to see the day that we have a transition before we die!

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  • D. N.
  • 06-16-21

Not the book but a interview

I liked the interview but really expected to be buying the book. Can't help but think that this is due to bad information.

But Warren is good man to listen to

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  • David-Terence
  • 05-20-21

Quite insightful

I love the interview setting, it was good to hear the authors thought process. there is allot of these myths which I did not know where myths to begin with.

this book is very important for men and women especially in today's society

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  • MR FAIZAAN AHMED
  • 03-16-21

Moving

Anyone who listens to this and isn't moved to tears isn't human. The challenges faced by both sees are real. Sadly they are not equally addressed and further still one gender is blamed for their problems as well as everyone else's.

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  • Jeremy Adams
  • 04-08-20

Feminism is cancer.

Excellent. Eye-opening. Shocking.
Dr Farrell articulates the true sexism in society and not against women, as the feminists insist. It's against boys and men.

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  • Jason
  • 06-16-20

Great short listen

Considering he studied woman for 10yrs before he started to take notice of the males experience in to consideration, guy knows what hes talkin about

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-23-16

To hear from a different perspective

I found this book to be very detailed and filled with research about the truth on the gender situation of our time. Very interesting and worth the listen! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to the know the truth about the myth of male power and who believes that sexism is targeted for the most against women. Hear the truth in this uniquely insightful book on the myth of male power!