Undefining My Masculinity
Growing out of his immensely popular TED talk and platform, a gripping, deeply honest, fearless personal and societal exploration of masculinity and what it means to be a man from beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni.
The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this powerful, thoughtful book, Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles and speaks openly about taboo subjects to help create a new understanding and a system of compassion and accountability.
For Justin, it’s not just about becoming better men. It’s about becoming good humans. With insight and raw honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics, including strength and vulnerability, female empowerment, relationships and marriage, racial justice, sex and sexuality, bullying, gender equality, body image, work–life balance, and fatherhood.
Writing from experience, not expertise, Justin provides us with essential tools as he invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. In this urgent, groundbreaking and provocative book, he challenges men to dig deep within themselves as he reimagines what it means to be man enough, all while connecting us to what it means to be human.
Justin Baldoni is a present father of two, loving husband, dedicated son, Bahá’í, actor, producer, co-founder and chairman of the board of Wayfarer Entertainment, and self-proclaimed “creator of things that will hopefully do some good.” He has spoken about his own journey with masculinity in a popular TED talk as well as across college campuses in America. He has been featured in People, Good Housekeeping, Deadline, and the New York Times.