With illustrations by Eugene Karlin


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Kind Words for Heart of a Man

Heart of a Man takes you on a secret journey inside the heart, mind and soul of men, revealing a gentleness and introspection that most women never get to see. These stories should do a lot to soften the edges of the war between the sexes. – Carole Lieberman, M.D., author of Bad Boys and Bad Girls

This anthology should be required reading not only for girls and women but for boys and men. Very moving, hopeful and mind-opening on so many social issues. – Peggy Seeger, U.K.

It’s wonderful. What great writing. You’ve got a hit on your hands. It’s got it all. I laughed, I cried and was amazed at the honesty. – Bonita C., Sonoma, CA

Thank you for posting these glimpses into men’s hearts. – Betsy F., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

This is a wonderfully rich collection of writings, extending both wide and deep. It is a true “companion volume,” a book that offers comfort, humor, catharsis, insight for anyone wishing to explore the great mystery of human gender. – Noelle Oxenhandler, author of The Eros of Parenthood

This anthology is needed now more than ever. I found it enlightening. – Ama Bolton, U.K.

I was blown away by your anthology. Not since my foray into John McPhee’s books have I felt such a strong connection to the authors and their subjects. You have my heartfelt thanks for the work you are doing.  – Herb Frank, Middletown, DE

When women read this book, they will feel their hearts fill up with the wonder of manhood. When men read it, they will chuckle and tear up with memories. Heart of a Man is a crucial work for our present day. It is a gift to women and men both. – Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls

These are deeply moving stories, a marvelous book, and a real treat. Amatneek has cleverly curated this collection to take us from a boy’s struggle to define what it means to be a man, to a man’s search for identity as son, father, friend, lover, warrior. These literary gems are at once profoundly personal and universal. We encounter what it means to grow up male: the glories, humiliations, heroics, cruelties, fears, and fantasies. After reading these tales, women will not look at the boys and men in their life in the same way. But, then, neither will men. – Richard A. Warshak, Ph.D., author of Divorce Poison

This is a unique and wonderful collection of stories that will touch the hearts of all who read it. And I’m not saying that because my story is included. Women hunger to hear men’s deepest truths; I can think of no better opportunity than you’ll find in Heart of a Man. – Jed Diamond, author of My Distant Dad

Heart of a Man will help us cross that clichéd divide, that men “think” and women “feel.” Thank  you, Bill, and all the creative contributors, for shining a brighter light on the heart we all share. – Peter Rowan, CA