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“This is one hell of a book... It will change you.”
Steve Biddulph. 
author of Manhood & Raising Boys


**There are two versions of this book available for purchase. The black & white version, softcover ( 5 by 8) and starts at $19.95 plus shipping. The full colour portrait softcover (8 by 10) starts at $44.95 plus shipping.**

This book came together after an online campaign (Manweek) by Reachout and Triple J to encourage men to speak about their experiences.

It is broken into 5 sections and features 30 powerful stories by men and women about their perspectives on manhood.

All proceeds go to Inspire (, a wonderful organisation dedicated to helping Australians lead happier lives.

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'To my son' Jorge Albinagorta
'Dealing with personal problems' Julian Cole
'Monkeys with underpants' Joel Connolly
'By bike or by box' Stephen Crombie
'Watching my brother struggle to find himself' Karalee Evans
'At a loss for words' Ann Handley
'Flower' Craig Kirchner
'The journey of a young man' Scott Middleton
'Why some men are so lost' Mark Pollard
'Mi Raccomando' Age Conte
'Romeo and Juliet: circa 2009' James Duthie
'The legacy of manhood' Jeremy LeBard
'Grandad still worth gold to me' Ben O’Mara
'Growing up with Petey Pops' Annik Skelton
'The change' Stephen Collins
'Another word for father' Gavin Heaton
'The path back' Alan Long
'Second time lucky' David Phillips
'Contradictory bliss' Dave Relf
'The dream and the reality' Mitch Andrews
'From two perspectives' Gavin Bollard
'Becoming a dad and more of a man' Trent Collins
'Joys and challenges' Tony Hollingsworth
'A letter to my boys' Darryl King
'Before it began' Scott Abbot
'On being a man and losing a loved one' Scott Drummond
'An open letter to dad' Edward Harran
'Your clarity was alarming' Michael Ryan
'My current (and greatest) life challenge' Joel Pearson
'Saying goodbye to the light of the sun' Jye Smith
'Afterword' Jack Heath

Plus visuals from Mark Lobo, Stephen Crombie, Ashley Ringrose, Genevieve Robey and Justin Williams.

Watch the TV interview by KERRI-ANN KENNERLY with Gavin Heaton and Stephen Crombie


About the Author

Mark Pollard and Gavin Heaton
PerfectGift Sydney, NSW, Australia

Publish Date  October 23, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  96 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Self-Improvement

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Comments (4) Write a comment


awmoran says

What a powerful piece of work...

Nicely done.

posted at 02:53pm Nov 08 PST


sdelpierre19 says

Great work, I'm a man... too, you should consider my own work (for both older and younger generations...) at :

posted at 02:58pm Nov 07 PST


hansua says

I bought two copies - one for my dad who works in mental health. Thanks for compiling this.

posted at 05:51pm Nov 05 PST


Riding4aCaus says

Gavin, this sounds like a great book, and perfect gift for any man!
It is so important to raise awareness for Men's Depression, and give our fellow men the confidence to speak up. Making people aware of these issues, will save these young mens' lives.

posted at 10:13pm Oct 26 PST


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