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Is there life after John Wayne? After his glory days as the "cowboy" of Wall Street, the "master" of the podium and pulpit, or the "road warrior" of interstates, airports, and convention centers, the middle-aged man yearns to fill a void that he has just discovered, right in the center of his being. He wants to stop, to grow roots, to become somehow whole.

This quest is not a recent phenomenon, a result of the men's movement or a reaction to feminism. Indeed, it has been portrayed in tales throughout history. These tales from around the world portray fathers and sons battling for power, facing their shadows, meeting the trickster, and learning playfulness, camaraderie, and wisdom. Finally, they introduce male archetypes that are healers rather than heroes.

©1993 Allan B. Chinen (P)1998 August House Publishers, Inc.

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"Here are fresh insights into myth and masculinity. These ancient stories can heal present wounds." (John Lee, author of The Flying Boy)

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Not like the printed book as I had expected.

I bought this book wishing to listen to a book I simply have not had time to finish. it includes the stories but no analysis of the significance of them and anaylsis of the change of the archetypes in middle life.

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