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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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Let’s start with a lawyer joke.
So there’s this lawyer. He lives in a big mansion in a really expensive suburb. His toilet clogs up. He tries using the plunger. Doesn’t do any good. So he calls the plumber. The plumber arrives, fixes the toilet, and writes up the bill. The lawyer takes one look at the bill and protests. “You’ve put down a charge of $250 for labor,” the lawyer says. “But you spent less than half an hour doing that repair. You’re billing more than $500 an hour! That’s a lot more than I bill my clients, and I’m a lawyer!”
The plumber nods sympathetically. “I used to be a lawyer too,” he says.1

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