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The Centerfold Syndrome: How Men Can Overcome Objectification and Achieve Intimacy with Women

The Centerfold Syndrome: How Men Can Overcome Objectification and Achieve Intimacy with Women

Gary R. Brooks

ISBN: 978-0-787-90104-2

Aug 1995, Jossey-Bass

272 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$46.00

Description

This candid analysis shows how boys are brought up to both depAnd on and yet fear the perceived power they think women hold over them and, most importantly, how this prevents true emotional intimacy between men and women. Learn from their inspiring and instructive stories.
Foreword
1. What Is the Centerfold Syndrome?
2. The Men's Group
3. Debunking Conventional Wisdom
4. The True Causes of the Centerfold Syndrome
5. Men Who Made Progress
6. Men Who've Made Little Progress
7. Overcoming the Centerfold Syndrome
"Brooks offers hope and concrete suggestions in generous doses. . . . The Centerfold Syndrome, though chilling sometimes in its bluntness, is a window into the psyche of the typical American male. I recommAnd it highly to clinician and lay person alike as a very informative and readable book." --The Journal of Family Psychotherapy

"This book will open men's minds and hearts to a very different way to approach male-female relationships." --Ronald F. Levant, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, co-author of Masculinity Reconstructed

"A 'must read' for men, therapists who work with men, and for all who love men." --Terry A. Kupers, M.D., psychiatrist, author of Revisioning Mens' Lives: GAnder, Intimacy and Power

"Never preachy, always compassionate and sensible, Dr. Brooks will prove a steady companion for any man who wants to make changes in his sexual life." --Kathy Weingarten, assistant professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School, author of The Mother's Voice: Strengthening Intimacy in Familes