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    Bible Belt Self Help, w/ a side order of shame.

    This review is from: No More Mr Nice Guy (Hardcover) Son of a preacher man, Glover describes the wallflower masculinity that pervades our day to day lives and its dreary outcomes. Certainly the pathological shame, and the essentially passive-aggressive, "not nice" nature of the self declared "Nice Guy" are spot on and worth reading. However 2/3 of the way through he reverts to a sort of staid Dr. Kellogg style puritanism, with quasi religious overtones, with clean living, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps self-help bromides and a life free of fantasy, indulgence or whatever mode of sexuality or thought he deems inappropriate*. Recovering nice guys who follow his program, such as it is, will find themselves out of self effacing, avoidant shame of being a Nice Guy and into a sort of "Promise Keepers" style cult, where any reflection of their individuality and masculity is the subject of it's own "Shame".; in a sort of a self help cycle of enthusiasm and disappointment. Almost comically shallow in substance and perspective, the "help" section of the book is nonetheless is treated as gospel by a small group of believers who congregate on the sponsored message board. As mentioned in other reviews, there you can witness them spend years struggling to become better "integrated men", while they try ever harder to apply what isn't working, and dismiss proven resources and approaches such as CBT and other resources in the Mens' Movement. Interested Readers would do better with "The Rational Male"- the problem, "Iron John"- manhood in society, and "Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy", or even "The Passionate Marriage" note: Stylistically you may not enjoy the repetition, and you may or may not enjoy his quaint references to "acting out" or "peep shows"(pre internet?).One gets the impression that his regular practice involves many people with Substance abuse problems as he seems to conflate this with that.
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    Great book

    It is a great read, a great way to learn about my behaviour and patterns in life.
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    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    This book will help identify for men living in mediocrity, the traits that are holding them back from living the life that they deserve! By using real life examples and case studies from a Doctor who has also suffered the life of being everything to everyone else and not to himself! It is a must read for anyone who wants to turn their life around from leading a life of feeling like a victim, to taking back control and becoming the person that they have always wanted to be. It can include love, sex, income, job satisfaction, career change, confidence building, relationship building, etc. A healthy tip is to read this book at the end of the year of first reading it and compare your life changes from the first time you read it! If you even pick up a 1/4 of the changes in your life from the book, it will be considerably noticeable!
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    No More Mr. Nice Guy!!

    An amazing book with key insights about the tendencies of Nice Guys and the tools they need to break free from the Nice Guy syndrome. Worth every second!!

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