Start a Powerful New Conversation about Masculinity

“Groundbreaking”
“…highly recommended for school and college administrators, coaches, counselors, and therapists.”
“Perhaps the most important book on masculinity ever.”

The Little #MeToo Book for Men

Over the course of just seventy-five brief pages, Good Men Project Senior Editor Mark Greene exposes the brutal price that man box culture extracts from men and women world wide. The Little #MeToo Book for Men is a concise, no holds barred call to action, inviting men to step out of silence and isolation and into the battle for a better future.

From the introduction:

“For millions of men, manhood can seem like a foregone conclusion, mapped out for us by universally understood rules for being a ‘real man.'”

“These rules determine how we walk, how we talk, what we think and do, what we view as our responsibilities and most importantly, how we pursue or fail to pursue our deepest needs, wants and desires.

These rules of manhood become so central to what we believe as to render the distinction between ourselves and our culture of manhood invisible to us. When millions of men live our lives subject to the rules of a culture we are not fully conscious of, it can be damaging for our families, our communities, our collective quality of life, and even our longevity.

The Little #MeToo Book for Men seeks to encourage a conversation about how boys and men arrive at what we believe. If this conversation can reveal even the slightest glimmer of daylight between our dominant culture of masculinity and our own daily choices as men, my hope is we will find, in that space, a more vibrant and authentic connection to our agency, our power and our humanity.”

Reviews

“The Little #MeToo Book for Men is a profoundly empathetic guide for men who are navigating a culture that pressures them to bury their humanity. This book is nothing short of a blueprint for men’s liberation.”
– Caroline Heldman, Ph.D.
Executive Director of The Representation Project

“Greene has compiled his thoughts, perspectives, and masculinity research in a manner that would be helpful for anyone that truly wishes to equip boys and men for a better life. Specifically, it’s highly recommended for school and college administrators, coaches, counselors, and therapists.”
-Byron A. Hughes, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Virginia Tech

“The Little #MeToo Book for Men is an excellent resource. It offers insight into our collective socialization and how we can break out of the Man Box to promote healthy manhood and help prevent all forms of violence and discrimination against all women and girls.”
-Tony Porter, founder of A CALL TO MEN

“Outstanding read and great contribution to understanding the current cultural impact on boys and healthy masculine development.”
-Joe Ehrmann, Author, InSideOut Coaching

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Grow Your Family’s Relational Intelligence

“Brilliant!”
“A must for all families!”


The Relational Book for Parenting

The Relational Book for Parenting (available on Amazon)  uses comics, fables, articles, and games to help families’ grow their relational intelligence in the daily back and forth of parenting. It’s a joyful, accessible, parent-friendly cure for what ails our isolating culture, helping us to raise a generation of young people better able to connect, collaborate and innovate across differences.

Couple and family therapist Saliha Bava, PhD, and Emmy winning author/illustrator Mark Greene explore our families’ powerful relational capacities. In their book, they chart a playful and transformative path to insuring we all, children and parents alike, can create joyful, lasting personal and professional relationships over the course of our lifetimes.

From the introduction:
Conversations and relationships go hand in hand. In fact, one does not exist without the  other. It is in the verbal and the non-verbal of communication that we come to exist. In our utterences and gestures, as witnessed and responded to by others, we are.

This relational call and response is the driving force of  parenting. Our kids call out, and we respond. How we respond to them, in turn, shapes their next interaction with us. Who we are, and who we are becoming, emerges from this interaction and communication. As we are shaping them, they are shaping us. Through our mutual participation, we create the messy, joyous process of parenting and being raised. All of life and living, all creativity, all play, all relationships emerge from the constant back and forth of relating.

Our book’s goal is to focus on a fundamental consideration: namely what happens when we mindfully center and care for our relationships. 

Relational thinking asks us to hold uncertainty, notice emergence and stay playful. It asks us to explore how, through the back and forth of relating, we co-create our roles as partners, parents and co-workers, how we are continually re-creating who we are, and how we make meaning.

Sample pages from our book!

The power of words: we make powerful meanings in the moment we apply language to our emotions. What happens if we pause before labeling these sensations? What gets created when we label our children’s emotions for them? Page 71 from the Relational Book of Parenting.
Growing our capacity to listen: How we hold our children’s difficult stories can help them work through and shift their challenging narratives. Page 94 from the Relational Book for Parenting

Reviews 

It’s such a sophisticated blend of theory and fun.The comic illustrations reinforce life-changing, culture-shaping ideas.  It is not exclusive. It is not exhausting. It is brilliant!
— Bronwyn Leiataua

The Relational Book for Parenting is a perfect, timely response to the question so many parents are now asking. Namely, how can we counteract the detrimental effects of socialization, particularly problems related to our emotional disconnections and isolation from others?
— Judy Chu, PhD, Stanford University’s Department of Human Biology, Author of When Boys Become Boys

I invite you and yours to hone your “family relationship superpowers” by engaging with this brilliant and captivating guide.
— Jacqueline Hudak, PhD, Clinical Director, Center for Couples and Adult Families, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania

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Remaking Manhood

“Mark interweaves his own deeply personal stories with a salient and powerful deconstruction of manhood in America.”
-Lisa Hickey, Publisher, The Good Men Project

Mark Greene’s articles on fatherhood, masculinity and emotional expression have received over half a million social media shares and twenty million page views.

Remaking Manhood is a collection of Good Men Project Senior Editor Mark Greene’s most popular articles. It is a timely and balanced look at the life affirming changes emerging from within the modern men’s movement.

Greene writes and speaks on men’s issues for the Good Men Project, the Shriver Report, the New York Times, Salon, the BBC and the Huffington Post.