- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Scribner; 1 edition (March 2 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684835398
- ISBN-13: 978-0684835396
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 336 g
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression Paperback – Mar 2 1998
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When Terrence Real was studying to be a therapist, he accepted the notion that women suffered depression at rates several times that of men. Now he believes that conventional wisdom is wrong, that there has been a great cultural cover-up of depression in men. Real is convinced of the existence of a mental illness that is passed from fathers to sons in the form of rage, workaholism, distanced relationships from loved ones, and self-destructive behaviors ranging from stupid choices at work and in love to drug and alcohol abuse. Men reading I Don't Want to Talk About It will probably recognize themselves in every chapter, while women will recognize their partners--and, of course, both sexes will see their fathers in a new light.
Richard Higgins The Boston Globe An important book about men and depression that is uplifting...Men will recognize the other men found here: laconic bullet-biters, 'rage-aholics,' emotional runaways, and badly fathered sons turned into disconnected dads who spill their emotional truths onto the page.
Michael Kimmel San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Extraordinary...brings to light a hidden history of male depression...A powerful book.
Pamela Warrick Los Angeles Times The most provocative in a flood of new books on depression...The only volume that speaks exclusively to and about depressed men.
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Some of the stories totally shocked me. Just as every man needs to be sensitive to how women are conditioned and coerced into certain beliefs about themselves and their relationships with others, every woman needs to hear the pressures and experiences that shape the men in their lives.
This book changed my thinking permanently and in a very helpful way.
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