"I found this book clearly laid out issues that, not only young men but adult men as well, struggle with regularly. The author deals with them in a step-by-step approach within the context of a story that more than held my interest. You could read this book a chapter at a time or as a continuous read—either way it is impactful. This is a must read for single parents, co-parents, young men who question their place in today’s society, teachers, professionals and anyone else who is interested in not only understanding what is happening in the world for men currently, but for those truly wanting to learn how to support and assist them in this time of uncertainty. It will benefit all. The timing of this book is perfect."
(Phil Durrant, Coordinator of Social Service Worker Program, Niagara College Testimonial
"I have a great respect for Jim, his work and talent to share knowledge through his books. I would recommend this book to any parent, friend, mentor, social worker, or big brother/sister who is looking to further their understanding of the children in their lives."
(Mike Leone, President of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara Testimonial
"Whether male or female, young or old, this book will help you understand more fully the process of growing into manhood, and the importance of having strong models and mentors to help along the way."
(Rev. Steven Davis B.A., M.Div. Testimonial
About the Author
Cloughley has worked in the human services field for 20 years. Some of that time included working with men and women, as singles and couples, whose lives and families had been ravaged by alcoholism and drug addiction. Having been a single parent for several years, Cloughley can now add a personal level of experience to the insights he shares in this book. He is especially proud of his son and daughter and the human beings they have become in the world.