Click to preview The Perfect Gift for a Man pocket and trade book

“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  November 07, 2009

Dimensions  Pocket  108 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Self-Improvement

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Comments (4) Write a comment


wheelyweb says

I took the book with me on holiday and have been incredibly impressed with both the quality and openness of the contributors. A great read for anyone curious to know that men are interested in more than sports and beach-babes.

posted at 12:29am Jan 11 PST


angelautor says

good job, i like the book

posted at 12:22am Dec 18 PST


burtonkorea says

THis looks like a really interesting read

posted at 02:14am Nov 26 PST


evolve4 says

Great work, guys. Sounds like a really good book, and a very good cause. I hope it goes really well.

posted at 09:06pm Nov 25 PST


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