ON-Lion Letter
The women's movement brought dramatic changes to many aspects of contemporary life.  In her provocative new book Manning Up:  How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into BoysKay S. Hymowitz argues that some of the most-significant and least-understood of those changes concern the current generation of young men.

Women have become the majority of college graduates and are taking over new sectors of the economy.  Men, by contrast, increasingly live in a prolonged "pre-adult" stage, "child-men" filling their leisure time with video games and beer pong, among other activities.  With no clear life script, these men don't know what is expected of them either as men or adults.

In Manning Up, from Basic Books, Hymowitz explores the growing misunderstanding between the sexes and its implications for marriage, family, and society.

Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, which is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and a contributing editor of the Institute's City Journal.  She writes extensively on childhood, family issues, poverty, and cultural change in America.
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