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Publisher's Summary

There was a time when everyone knew what a real man was....

Now, with changing times, values, and roles, many men struggle with what it means to be a "real man" in the 21st century.

What does a real man look like? How does he act? What are his values and morals? What role does a real man play in society? The 12 commitments that Chris and Larry share cover the gamut of life, from family, including your spouse and children, work, health, finances, service, and friendships.

This little book is thought-provoking. It will both challenge you as well as encourage you. Most importantly, it will cause you to think about what kind of man you are and what kind of man you can become.

©2018 Larry Winget and Chris Widener (P)2018 Made for Success

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This book really sucks

Skip it. Read Jordan Peterson’s 12 rules for life you’ll be better off trust me.

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don't be a beta

although this book does give you the minimum basic , it also creates a trap for the male to fall into a Mr agreeable nice guy mentally. This mindset will literally damage a man causes him to hate woman for the push around ,taken advantage, trick just a friend character they can depend on and a shoulder to cry on , but not the attraction females desire causing her to end the relationship or won't even give him a chance or cheat on .be warned men don't be that type of man . stand your ground, disagree when your morals and values are being rip on. don't let friend walk over you. don't let woman see you as a easy prey to get what they want .

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Some good advice, could have had more specifics

It was okay, some good life points and moral points in the book, but it comes from the assumptions of 1. You're already married and 2. You're already established. Could contain more details about how to become, instead of you already are, here's how to maintain.

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Not groundbreaking, but good info

This is solid info, although not anything groundbreaking. If a man were to follow all the principles outlined, no doubt his life would improve. I find it especially humorous that many who left negative reviews for it are clearly the weaklings that need this info the most. Instead of listening and taking the info at face value, they chose to be "triggered" LMAO

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The basics

if you, like me, are unsure about the term “real man” you may be hesitant about this book specially in the first chapter. The authors’ methodical way of delivering their presentation values is not in any way stereotypical not demeaning towards any person or class. There are lessons to learn in this book that are worth sharing with the world. I would go as far as to say not exclusive to men, fathers or sons, but extend this to my daughters, students and further show my best for others and adding this book to my number of text that make me a better person.

Avoid making simple mistakes by reading more books like this. You as a father also deserves continuous growth.

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  • 03-20-21

Wow

Great stuff! Listened to it 3 times straight. Very inspiring and lots of good insights

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Excellent guidelines for Manhood

Since my father passed away, I have been looking for some guidance for my own manhood. I am deep in my late 40s, but he and I never were around together on a full-time basis with exception of three years when I lived with him after college, even then, we were both too busy. Me starting my career and him with raising three children with his second wife. Still, either he didn’t give me the lessons and/or I was not paying attention in regards to manhood. I made a lot of mistakes.

This is an excellent audio handbook and quick summarization of not only being an adult but more specifically being a man. The type of man who is a mired and can be depended on and whom you can be proud of being.

I give two stars to the performance, unfortunately I have to be critical about this because there were at least five times during the presentation where either Chris or Larry had made a mistake in reading the text. This could’ve been easily edit it out, and I’m trying to understand why it wasn’t done so that it read more smoothly. So to that extent it was a slightly below average production and performance. But the content is solid. Read it for this listen to it for this. Take notes. These are real men speaking.

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Hard to listen to

Great content but felt like was yelled at by a southerner which ruined the content

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Angry Nascar fan.

Don't need an angry Nascar fan yelling his misguided opinion about masculinity at me lmao

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Underrated book

This book should be more popular than it is. It’s a fraction as long as most books yet has as much if not more information. It’s laid out extremely well, straight to the point, and very applicable towards life

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  • 12-05-21

Good points, poor execution

The 12 points to become a real man are good. But at least at one point the author counter himself. It is said to respect everyone, even the ones whom you hate. But it is later said that you should not respect people, who thinks the deserve your respect.
Furthermore, one of the points is repeated - so be prepared to hear one of the points twice

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  • 10-20-21

It’s Good fellas.

It’s direct and simple to understand. It will help you in your journey to become a better man.

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  • Will
  • 09-18-21

Surprisingly good, I wanted more

As a Brit with more than the average dose of British cynicism, I genuinely thought this audiobook might be satire when I first heard Larry’s strong accent and hearing him talk about “real men”.

However this book is wholesome, with solid, sound advice throughout. I finished it by the afternoon of the day I started it and may listen again in future. In fact I wanted each chapter to be longer, with more details on how to implement each commitment. I understand that isn’t the scope of this book though.

I’d gladly have paid a few quid for this, so to have it included for free with audible is great. It’s given me a boost of motivation, which I hope lasts, so that I can commit to the commitments I’ll make. Well done and thank you to the authors.