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The Boy Crisis

By Warren Farrell, PhD and John Gray


The Boy Crisis is a comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers and policy-makers can do to renew our sons’ sense of purpose to help them become men, fathers, and leaders worthy of our respect.

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ISBN: 9781948836135

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN: 9781942952718

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The Boy Crisis will deepen your awareness and help you guide your son through the many dilemmas and ordeals that attend the journey from boyhood to manhood. Profoundly helpful.” Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly and Prodigal Father, Wayward Son


What is the boy crisis?

It’s a crisis of education.

For the first time in American history, our sons will have less education than their dads.

It’s a crisis of mental health.

As boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It’s a crisis of sexuality.

Sex is a minefield for our sons. They’re bombarded with mixed messages, afraid of being either too sensitive or not sensitive enough.

It’s a crisis of fathering.

Boys with less-involved fathers are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It’s a crisis of purpose.

Boys’ old senses of purposes, being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner, are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn and addicted to immediate gratification. Compounding this issue are addicting video games that lead to distraction and ADHD.

So, what is The Boy Crisis?

A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers and policy-makers can do to renew our sons’ sense of purpose to help them become men, fathers, and leaders worthy of our respect.

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About the Authors

Warren  Farrell, PhD

Warren Farrell, PhD, has coached couples and psychologists worldwide in couples’ communication for the past 30 years. His popular course on the topic is titled “Role Mate to Soul Mate: The Art and Discipline of Love.” Dr. Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. His books are published in 19 languages, and include the New York Times bestseller Why Men Are the Way They Are, international bestseller The Myth of Male Power, and 2018’s The Boy Criss. His previous book on couples’ communication, Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say, was a selection of the Book of the Month Club.

Warren Farrell has been a pioneer in both the women’s movement (elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC) and the men’s movement (called by GQ “The Martin Luther King of the men’s movement”). He has been interviewed by Oprah, Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings, Sean Hannity, Katie Couric, Larry King, Tucker Carlson, Regis Philbin, Jordan Peterson and Charlie Rose. He has frequently written for and been featured in the New York Times and publications worldwide. Dr. Farrell has two daughters and lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California, and virtually at

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John  Gray

John Gray

Dr. John Gray is the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. USA Today listed Mars/Venus as number six among the most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the number one bestselling nonfiction book of the nineties. John Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries.

Dr. Gray’s more recent books include Mars and Venus in the Bedroom, Why Mars and Venus Collide, and Work With Me (with Barbara Annis). John has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, etc. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.

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Latest Press

TEDxMarin (Bay Area) — 12,000 people on mailing list; authors speaking on April 5, 2018

John Stossel Video — author interview in April 2018; exact date TK

KFMB-TV (San Diego) — author interview on March 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PST [link updated]

WTTG-TV (FOX; Washington, DC) — author interview on March 5, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. EST

WJLA-TV “Good Morning Washington” (DC) — author interview TK

Tucker Carlson Tonight — author interview on March 21, ...

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On Boys (podcast) — author interview on May 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. PST; air date TK

Not the Public Broadcaster (Canada; podcast) — author interview on April 20, 2018

Daily Evolver (video webcast) — author interview recording on April 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PST; air date TK

National Review — book article on April 18, ...

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Moments with Marianne (part 2) — author interview on April 30, 2018; air date TK

CJAD Viewpoints (Canada) — author interview on April 18, 2018

WPIC-AM “Eric Bombeck” (Ohio) — author interview on April 11, 2018

The Chad Benson Show (Palm Springs, CA) — author interview on April 10,

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Publication Details

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781948836135

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: March 2019

Format: E-book (epub)

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9781942952718

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 2 lbs.

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