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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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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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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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Insightful and fascinating – must read!

This book is fascinating as it turns many societal beliefs that we're not even aware of on their head. It's a must read!!

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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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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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Finally, original thoughts

Ventures outside of traditional myopic views. Thorough incite not based on reactionary, emotional impulse or bias.

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Well balanced but not perfect

This book explains the reality of now. Our society has been transformed radically in the last 70 years.

However, this is not a guide about what to do and not do. It's about getting the facts. I like that I've got the good and the ugly from both sexes.

I would appreciate more information on how should I go from here. What are the men's options? What should be or not be done? How to protect yourself financially etc.

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Stuff you've probably never thought about before

I like the Q and A format of this audio book, hearing Dr Farrell talk about the key ideas in his book really helps get his point across. This is really another book in itself.

I feel I can now read the book itself and have a head start on understanding all the concepts.

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  • Pepe
  • 11-28-17

A very interesting interview that will make you think

I was hoping to find the whole book here but it turned out to be only an interview. Nonetheless, it was interesting and revealing.

The author shows very good understanding of both female and male problems and defends both sexes equally. Of course, the emphasis is on neglected male problems.

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  • Max Hutchinson
  • 10-13-17

Brilliant

This book has changed my viewpoint on gender issues, gender politics and more. We need this book to sell more, so gender politics can be revolutionized!

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  • Neozoe
  • 09-23-17

Factual and poignant material

It was a very sobering and often tear-inducing presentation of factual information done in a relaxed conversational interview-style that was quite a novel experience for me in Audible.
I had just finished listening to "1984" by George Orwell so I was quite wired up and alert to overt and covert mind control techniques.
I had also read "The Manipulated Man" by Esther Villar a few years ago and this book brought statistical backing to throw arguments made there.
I believe inequality will persist in human society until God's Kingdom comes. Until then, open your eyes, be kind to reach other regardless of perceived or contrived differences. We are all humans.

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  • 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!