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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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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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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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Dr. Farrell

Brilliant.
Informative.
World changing.
Yes.
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I really don't understand why feminists hate this guy. It is really a shame.

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Kinda wish it was an actual reading of the book

Very interesting conversation. He describes these issues so well. Too bad no one will care. I wish I could share his optimism.

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very balanced

I'm very much an antifeminist like the honey baggers. Warren Farrell clearly still has some affection for feminism making this book the perfect starting point for feminists who truly care about equality to learn what feminism doesn't teach.

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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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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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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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biased concussions based in partial data

the author carefully selects data to base his conclusions. his view point as an American white man is particularly blatant, as the society he describes is not common place all over the world.

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  • Ieva
  • 06-21-20

Eye-opening

Though there were some points I didn't quite agree with or where the idea of the myth of male power seemed to be stretched perhaps too far, for the most part of the book I was in complete awe of how blind I'd been to the many ways men are put at a disadvantage. Each point the author makes is backed by detailed statistics. This is clearly a well-researched life's work and I hope that more women read it.

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  • rjj
  • 03-03-18

Buy the book instead

Would you try another book written by Warren Farrell or narrated by Warren Farrell?

The book was excellent but this is just an interview. The other problem is that Dr Farrell comes across as badly muffled - the sound quality is really poor and it makes the whole thing pretty unsatisfactory.

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  • Amaar
  • 08-28-22

Interview

This is an interview of the author about the book(not the book), but still an interesting listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-22

Invaluable in today's world

There is not much to say other than READ IT!! It's more crucial than ever before.

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  • Dominic Sutherland
  • 06-14-22

Absolutely necessary!

Everyone can benefit from listening to this clear, articulate and well reasoned account of the many fallacies surrounding the male experience throughout history.
Especially, since such an account is more relevant today than ever before, given all the bias information surrounding the men's movement and the general history of the male experience.

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  • FEVAL M.
  • 02-25-22

Eye opener

Brilliant conversation by Warren Farrell. Very insightful with loads of supporting facts and evidence

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  • Yannis
  • 01-12-22

This is NOT the book

Shockingly, this is the author and some bloke talking about the book. NOT the book.

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  • Oghoyone, U
  • 12-21-21

Thought provoking

This makes you pause to rethink everything you’ve been sold.
I am now almost scared of the female gender. Humans have got a lot of work to do.

This book is a MUST READ for every young adult male (preferably just before you turn 18).

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  • Nathan Callum Marshall
  • 12-04-21

Honest,not biased and insightful

Great book worth the read pretty awesome knowing that Warren has been on both sides

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  • yaeli
  • 09-13-21

Important read

A very eye opening and important for everyone who loves humans, who wants to live in a loving world that includes loving men.

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  • Jeremy Adams
  • 04-08-20

Feminism is cancer.

Excellent. Eye-opening. Shocking.
Dr Farrell articulates the true sexism in society and not against women, as the feminists insist. It's against boys and men.

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  • Angelo Rugato
  • 08-30-22

Men's enlightenment Reality PILL

I love this audio book because it answered the questions that I've been dying to find out the answers for years. Men in our society are disposable but from now on, I am going to do things for my own happiness and not try to be women's HERO either directly or indirectly. This book gave me a piece of mind and a sense of belonging that someone (the author) out there understood us and care for us (Men). I recommend this book for every Men in relationship or single. STOP TRYING TO BE A HERO FOR WOMEN AND LET THEM TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TOO.

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  • Julian Griffin
  • 06-02-22

Brave

This was more like a podcast format which actually worked pretty well. These guys are so brave to communicate unpopular truths about our society. At the risk of being de plat formed and canceled. Good stuff.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-22

excellent insight

loved that people are talking about male issues as it is overlooking in the black and white movement that is feminism

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  • Jason
  • 06-16-20

Great short listen

Considering he studied woman for 10yrs before he started to take notice of the males experience in to consideration, guy knows what hes talkin about

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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!