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What is the "State of Manhood" in America? Join me on a 10,000 mile quest to find out just what it means to be a "real man" today.
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I have spent the past four months of my professional life pulling together the materials to write this book:

  • Traveled over 10,000 miles, from Montana to Texas, and from California to Illinois.
  • Received over 1000 responses to 2 Surveys:  1st Annual Father's Day Survey, and 1st Annual Media Perception Survey
  • Shared heart-to-heart discussions with 100s of men and women.
  • Individually interviewed 25 men.
  • Outlined and drafted this book.

With the funds raised, we will cover all of the costs incurred in creating, publishing, and distributing the first edition of the book.

We will also recoup a portion of the expenses incurred to develop this level of comprehensive research.

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK:

  • MEN who are stuck.
  • WOMEN who want to know what makes men tick.
  • YOUNG MEN who are finding their personal style of masculinity.
  • PARENTS who want to know how to raise sons to be better men.
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS who want to understand Dad--at any age. 
  • FRIENDS, PASTORS, COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS and anyone who helps men.
  • ANYONE seeking to understand the "world of men"
FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS, NOT ON SYMPTOMS

Once I took a look the time to carefully evaluate the dismal state of affairs in the "world of men", I found things actually were worse than I had expected.  I don't shy away from sharing the gravity of the symptoms of men.  

However, merely identifying problems is not good enough.  I provide concrete solutions that are simple to understand and can be applied immediately.

BOOK FOREWORD

We are pleased that the book's foreword will be provided by our friend Carey Casey.  Carey is the CEO of the National Center for Fathering, a nonprofit organization created in 1990 in response to the incredible social and economic impact of fatherlessness in America. He has served on the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families since 2009.

BOOK SIGNING PARTY

We are incredibly excited to invite everyone with a role in this book (including everyone making a pledge of course) to a Book Signing Party in early 2015.  We are still working on the details, but needless to say, this event is going to be a BIG DEAL.

Risks and challenges

There are virtually no risks associated with the completing the book. I have a rich experience to draw on, and have painstakingly compiled more than enough material to fill several volumes. Additionally, I am a professional writer and project manager.

My life is full with family, friends, and church commitments. However, I will personally be treating the completion and delivery of this book as a "full time" job until you crack it open and read page 1.

I hesitate to name off the wide variety of personal tragedies or national calamities that could create setbacks to this project. Suffice it to say that I will bring in this project on time and under budget, barring some completely unforeseeable obstacle.

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    ***APPRECIATION PACK*** A personal thank you card from Tim (yes some people still take the time to write these) and an invitation to the Book Signing Party.

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