Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Atlanta History Center on Zoom
In his new book, “A Better Man,” comedian Michael Ian Black offers a poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love.
The Atlanta History Center welcomes the author for an exclusive virtual event on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM. Black will appear in conversation with Chuck Bryant, host of the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast.
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About the Book
In a world in which the word masculinity now often goes hand in hand with toxic, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black offers up a way forward for boys, men, and anyone who loves them.
Part memoir, part advice book, and written as a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son, “A Better Man” reveals Black’s own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem. “If we cannot allow ourselves vulnerability,” he writes, “how are we supposed to experience wonder, fear, tenderness?”
Honest, funny, and hopeful, Black skillfully navigates the complex gender issues of our time and delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men?
About the Author
Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show “The State,” on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows. Movie appearances include “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Baxter,” and “Sextuplets.” He is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning “I’m Bored, I’m Sad, and I’m Worried,” and the parody “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” His books for adults include the memoirs “You’re Not Doing It Right” and “Navel Gazing,” and the essay collection “My Custom Van.” As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. His podcasts include “Mike & Tom Eat Snacks,” with Tom Cavanagh; “Topics,” with Michael Showalter; “How to Be Amazing;” and “Obscure.” He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.