Joel Stein on His "Stupid Quest for Masculinity"
"I went into the book thinking that being a man, in reality, was about being loyal, and being present, and being honest," says Joel Stein, author of the new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity. "And then I found out that's bullshit. Being a man is about being kneed in the face by [mixed-martial-arts fighter] Randy Couture."
Stein sat down with Reason's Tim Cavanaugh to discuss Man Made, for which he embarked on a journey to become more manly so that he can properly raise his newborn son. In writing the book, Stein hunted for the first time, became a day trader, endured Army boot camp, and wrestled Randy Couture.
"Each of these things I did actually made made me manlier," says Stein. "It gave me…more of a code to live by and it made me more confident, more capable."
About 6:30 minutes. Shot by Paul Detrick, Tracy Oppenheimer, and Zach Weissmueller. Edited by Weissmueller.
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