MAN OUT named Book of the Week by RealClearBooks

Man Out

‘Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life’ by Andrew L. Yarrow

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this RealClearBooks series, RealClear Book of the Week, we highlight recent nonfiction books from across the political spectrum. This week’s book is Andrew L. Yarrow’s “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life,” which will be published tomorrow by Brookings Institution Press.

On the renowned HBO TV series “The Sopranos,” James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano often reacted to a perceived softening of American culture and particularly of American men by asking “whatever happened to Gary Cooper, the strong, silent type?” Throughout the series, Tony would experience moments of sensitivity and insight only to react vehemently against them in acts of rage, violence, or adultery.

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