We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men | [Leonard Sax]

Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college.

Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs, is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys. Here, he presents his practical solutions, from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games to innovative education reforms.

©2007 Leonard Sax; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (1032 )
5 star
 (525)
4 star
 (336)
3 star
 (119)
2 star
 (36)
1 star
 (16)
Overall
4.3 (630 )
5 star
 (335)
4 star
 (197)
3 star
 (67)
2 star
 (20)
1 star
 (11)
Story
4.3 (631 )
5 star
 (318)
4 star
 (218)
3 star
 (75)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    James Seattle, WA, United States 10-11-11
    James Seattle, WA, United States 10-11-11 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    136
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    144
    70
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Must Reading for the Salvation of all Young Men!!!"

    This is one of the best books and overviews of the distressing state of our boys and young men in this country. There's a lot of work to do, but there are solutions, and this books offers up some great ones!

    We need to take it seriously how our young men are losing ground and that something has to be done!

    I highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth Melbourne, FL, United States 07-08-11
    Elizabeth Melbourne, FL, United States 07-08-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting as a topic survey"

    Definitely brings up many topics I want to research further. Bottom line is – there are many factors that affect our boys that need to be considered. Understanding gender differences may not solve everything, but might help in certain (aspects of) cases. I am looking forward to “reading” other works by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Holverson 10-20-10
    Holverson 10-20-10 Member Since 2008
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    Overall
    "Teaching and raising boys"

    Great book for insight on the ways boys think. I teach high school (mostly freshman), and I also have a nine-year-old son. I wonder how much video game play is appropriate, how to motivate my son and male students to want to achieve academically, and how to stay connected with my son. Dr. Sax picks up where Why Gender Matters left off. It's definitely worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Fort Wayne, IN, United States 10-17-10
    Linda Fort Wayne, IN, United States 10-17-10 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Outstanding!"

    This book is a must read for all parents of boys. It provided many "a-ha" moments for both my husband and I. We recognized in the book so many of the things that baffled us about our own sons. Additionally, we learned a lot about environmental factors affecting children today and how something as simple as a 20 oz bottle can have an effect on kids. We took many things aways from this book and we have started the journey of revamping our home and what goes on inside.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joan 07-05-10
    Joan 07-05-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Some thought provoking Ideas"

    Though I didn't agree with some of the postulates.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mathew San Jose, CA, USA 05-28-10
    Mathew San Jose, CA, USA 05-28-10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Informative and practial advice"

    Sax clearly spent time researching many of his points. Best to read this Before your son has started school. Book starts out a little slow, but worth sticking with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pavel Czech Republic 05-21-10
    Pavel Czech Republic 05-21-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    105
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    149
    80
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    1
    Overall
    "Can't get on the same page"

    There are definitelly some ideas that initiate deep thoughts, especially when you have a boy (as I do, 11Y old), but I can't agree with some of these assumptions. If PET bottles, drugs and video games were the source of problems, it would be very simple to fix it. However, agree or not, it's good to think about these topics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S Houston, TX, USA 04-11-10
    S Houston, TX, USA 04-11-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    294
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    179
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Important enough to buy the paperback as well"

    We just had a newborn son while I was listening to this book, and even without a lot of sleep, I finished it quickly. It is written and read very well.

    I feel quite well read and am a very involved new father, but the material in this book isn't found in many other places, and I'm glad I came across it, for it taught me a lot about the way things are these days- things have changed since you and I went to school, grew up, dated, and all of that- and this book helps to prepare us for the world our kids are coming into.

    If you have a son (or daughter), particularly a son though under age 5, but any child , I highly recommend this book. It makes many good points and offers suggestions on how to improve the life of your son- or daughter for that matter, because your daughter is probably going to come into contact with a few.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joye Lafayette, IN, USA 11-12-09
    Joye Lafayette, IN, USA 11-12-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very informative and very interesting"

    I couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. Although most of the "factors" I believed to be true before listening, it gave deeper explanations and a good insight into the future of our society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scott Jamul, CA, USA 10-28-09
    Scott Jamul, CA, USA 10-28-09 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "An absolute must read."

    A must read. All parents, teachers and boys that want to be men should read this book. It's tools that separate us from the animals. This book is the tool that can make us better parents and better teachers to those that follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.