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Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Help "Bad Boys" Become Good Men

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6043-8
304 pages
April 2002, Jossey-Bass
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Writing from personal and professional experience, Aaron Kipnis shares both the riveting story of his own troubled youth-and how he turned himself around-and the successful approaches he has used to help "bad boys" become good men. Angry Young Men offers specific, practical advice for parents, teachers, counselors, community leaders, and justice professionals-- everyone who wants to help at-risk boys become strong, productive, caring, and compassionate men.



"Angry Young Men is an extremely important book that is especially timely now during our current epidemic of violence by and against boys and young men . . . Aaron Kipnis has seen deeply, not only into the souls of troubled boys and adolescents, but also into those aspects of the spirit of our culture and our epoch that have turned an unprecedentedly large portion of our boys and young men into the perpetrators and victims of violence."--From the Foreword by James Gilligan, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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Foreword.

Preface.

Bad Boys.

Living in a House on Fire.

Slipping Through the Cracks at School.

Mean Streets.

Juvenile Injustice.

Drugs and Criminalization.

Youth Corrections and Gangs.

The American Gulag.

From Bad Boys to Good Men.

Honoring the Spirit of Young Men.

Notes.

Electronic Resources.

About the Author.

Index.
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Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D., is a popular national speaker and consultant on male psychology. He is president of the Fatherhood Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding fathers in their relationships with children and spouses, and teaches therapists in training at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of Knights Without Armor and coauthor of What Men and Women Really Want.
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“…presented several ideas worthy of consideration…” (Youth & Policy, No. 83)

"Angry Young Men is an extremely important book that is especially timely now during our current epidemic of violence by and against boys and young men.... Aaron Kipnis has seen deeply, not only into the souls of troubled boys and adolescents, but also into those aspects of the spirit of our culture and our epoch that have turned an unprecedentedly large portion of our boys and young men into the perpetrators and victims of violence." —From the Foreword by James Gilligan, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"One the most important books written in the last decade." —Robert Bly, author of Iron John and The Sibling Society

"With unique passion and insight, Aaron Kipnis shatters the myths about troubled young men in our society. A compassionate look at at-risk youth that compels each one of us into action." —Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys; A Fine Young Man, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently!

"Kipnis persuasively contends that parenting and job-skills training programs, counseling, community services, and affordable quality education is infinitely more effective in encouraging constructive behavior for them and their progeny than America's increasingly popular punitive response. Highly recommended." —Library Journal

"Written with unflinching and often shocking candor, Angry Young Men is a heart-pounding reading experience&Offers an especially thorough and persuasive agenda for changing the way our society's institutions encourage violent crime. The book is undoubtedly the indispensable document on the subject." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Clinical psychologist Aaron Kipnis draws on research, clinical observations and his own experience as a juvenile delinquent to offer coping strategies to parents of at-risk boys...offers suggestions on how adults can provide better support, guidance and a healthy environment for troubled males." —New Orleans Times-Picayune

"With stories of the triumph of human courage against insurmountable odds, Aaron Kipnis clearly demonstrates that redemption, human dignity, and transformation are possible among the most troubled of our youth." —Dr. Robert E. Roberts, executive director, Project Return, Tulane University Medical Center

"A compelling work that deeply moves and educates you as it seeks to build an informed and inspired advocacy for at-risk boys and young men. Kipnis arms us with healing alternatives that are within our reach. Essential reading." —Dr. Mary Watkins, clinical psychologist and author of Waking Dreams and Invisible Guests

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