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Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax

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From the age of two, Timmy was fascinated by trucks. He would bang his toy trucks together, then pick them up and race around the house going vroom-vroom. When he was three, Timmy and the family’s yellow Labrador, Miss Demeanor, got into the bad habit of chasing the UPS truck down the street, after the UPS driver had been friendly to them one day. Aside from the fact that three-year-olds shouldn’t be running down the middle of a street, even in our suburban cul-de-sac nestled safely off the main roads, the real problem with that habit was that once Timmy was outdoors he was gone. He would start running after the truck and just keep going. He’d forget to come home, and wander, fearlessly and aimlessly, ...

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