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In the decades since the initial publication of The Way of the Superior Man, society has changed significantly. Issues of gender and sexuality long confined to secrecy have become part of everyday conversation, and rigid ideas about our societal roles have begun to dissolve.

And yet, perhaps now more than at any time, men of all ages still “tussle with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire.” In this unabridged audiobook of the classic guide to masculine spirituality, David Deida encourages men and women to lean into the conversation and offer their most valuable assets to the world - their authentic heart and depth of presence.

More relevant than ever, The Way of the Superior Man offers a view of a more conscious and embodied masculinity. “It is time to evolve beyond the macho jerk ideal, all spine and no heart”, writes Deida. “It is also time to evolve beyond the sensitive and caring wimp ideal, all heart and no spine.”

Including a new preface written in celebration of the book’s 20th anniversary, The Way of the Superior Man presents the next generation of with the opportunity to grapple with fear, cultivate trust in the moment, and put forth the best versions of themselves in an ever-changing world.

Read by Cecil Archbold.

©2017 David Deida (P)2018 Sounds True

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too much theory.. too abstract. vague

the book is good but wish the author gave more examples and practical applications for the theory. examples and too little to grasp thr content.

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I had to stop listening. Way too new age-y

After a few chapters deep I could not take it anymore. I do enjoy having a spiritual aspect to your life, but the verbiage used to describe some aspects in the book are just too "hippie" for me. I'm just leaving this review to hopefully save someone else the trouble if they get immediately repulsed by such things as "cosmic love energies" and other phrases like these.

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Absolutely amazing book!

This book is a must for every man that want to know what is the driving force behind men and women, and how to use this force for his and the world advantages.

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Clarity

Liked it so much that I listened to this over music in the car. Amazing.

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Awesome

I love this book and all the concepts in it. I now understand true intimacy.

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Fantastic and Wake-Up Call

I was so depressed for caring so much about this girl and found this book.. I appreciate David Dieda so much for making masterpiece . ..
Purpose before relationship..
Find Your Purpose of your life if you want to become a superior man.
Your mission is your priority.
I started making sense for listening and doing all the self development.. but without realizing to be a man man..
Now by learning his wisdom for life.. I came to understand I wasted a lot of time.. for trying to please others.. like nice man syndrome..
Thank you so much David for your awesome eye-opening wisdom and advices for us.
I recommend this book with my heart for those who are seriously looking for who we are or who we want to become.. what is the core of our life. There are lots of nuggets to become a real man.

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Only book I have given away multiple times

Have read the book multiple times but never listened to the audio. Great lessons that I learn a little deeper with each pass

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Powerful !

I enjoyed learning from the teachings of David Deida. Life changing lessons. I will definitely re read it.

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Way of the Superior Man

One of the finest books yet experienced relative to masculinity and its relavancy to female relationships. Very much enjoyed and highly recommended to both male and female alike.

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Must read for every man.

Great ideas present in a simple way. Will make any man's life much easier and happier.

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  • Jay
  • 09-13-18

Poor David Deida!

I was first recommended this book by the most toxic, problematic women I’ve ever encountered face to face (she came into my life via work) as you can imagine, I was reluctant to read anything recommended by such an individual! However, fast forward a number of years to today and I noticed it was available on Audible. With a number of credits freshly credited to my account and safe in the knowledge I could return the book should it piece disappointing I decided to pull the trigger and see what it was all about, although I’m very much regretting that decision!

It would appear to me that David Deida is totally unaware of the many, many mental health issues that affect humans and in particular women.

I can’t help but think David Deida has only ever dated or come across women with notable mental problems for the type of women he consistently refers to are undoubtedly troubled!
Were he to have met some normal, non problematic women I’m sure this book would never have been written in the manner in which it was.

I got to chapter 15 where I felt like waving the white flag, surrendering and returning to normality by getting a swift refund.
In this chapter, he thinks it normal that a women would complain about her husband forgetting the milk after he’d just made 1 million and changing their life’s considerably, to a degree never before experienced! He then proceeds to rant about why a women would act in such a manner as if it was the behaviour of a normal, well functioning human, before going on to advise how a ‘superior man’ should respond, it’s ridiculous and would be laughable were it not for the frightening thought that some men are trapped in such a toxic relationship bubble and it’s further frightening that some men may believe his advice and accept such a dysfunctional, toxic, negative being in their life and all the unhappiness that will follow.

For anyone who is familiar with the traits and behaviours of the likes of depression, bi-polar, borderline personality, sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists etc you will quickly realise these are the type of behaviour the author has been exposed to and thinks are perfectly normal. For any true ‘superior man’ you will see these behaviours and people for what they truly are and not try to appease and accommodate them, you will instead keep your standards high, reject & remove such toxicity from your life and only seek out and accept a partner of equal standing whom you can trust, love, laugh and build something great with.

Do what truly feels right and makes you happy, without any sense of doubt & hesitation. When it’s right it’s right and you will know so. Such times certainly won’t see the prescribe of any of the toxic, dysfunctional behaviours and scenarios described in this book!

Best Wishes to one and all. :)

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  • Martin
  • 10-18-18

a Man's bible

I have now read few books on manhood, masculinity etc and from my perception, there is no other book outhere now that would cover sooo much and so clearly. I love the fact that Mr Deida doesn't look at human/man existence only from the standard 3D point of view and goes beyond. Thank you David!

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  • Seb
  • 11-05-18

Awesome

Rarely do I really wish I had read a book a lifetime ago. This is one of those exceptions.

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  • Matt
  • 11-03-18

Worth every minute

Clear insight, and advice for living well as a man. I’d recommend it to men at all stages of life. It’s never too late to live more fully.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-28-18

One of the Best Books I heard/read

love each sentence, every word made me vibrate. Its an amazing book.
I'm a woman and I benefited from this book.

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  • Claudia
  • 10-09-18

AMAZING BOOK BUT USELESS WEAK WIMPY READER

WEAK READER, WHY DID YOU CHOOSE A MAN THAT DID NOT FEEL WHAT HE WAS READING... A GIRL WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER...A LITTLE GIRL EVEN

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  • Andrew
  • 10-28-18

Great book about finding one's purpuse

Great book about finding one's purpose, appreciateting women and their role in world's vitality. Intro to meditation

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-18

Men - read this

Every man should have this as a mandatory read at their 18th birthday. and then as a remind each year