The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1983 - Social Science - 206 pages
From the bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, an explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds in recent history.

"Finally someone is offering a new, utterly plausible explanation...of loosening marriage bonds. According to Barbara is men who started walking off, in search of freedom from their stifling role of breadwinner/success-machine. The shock--and exhilaration--of this book comes from the recognition that here is a woman who has dared to look beyond the everyday assumptions about love and commitment to examine which bonds between men and women can endure and which may last forever."--Vogue

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What The Feminine Mystique was for women, this book is for men. The back cover critics explain my sentiments so well, I'll present them here: [The book] not only explodes some pervasive beliefs, it ... Read full review


INTRODUCTION Why Women Married
EARLY REBELS The Gray Flannel

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Barbara Ehrenreich is an American feminist, democratic socialist, sociologist and political activist. She is a widely read columnist and essayist, and the author of nearly 20 books ncluding the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch.She lives in Virginia, USA.

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