Be Strong on Foreign Rights

August 2008
by Elliott Katz

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Be Strong on Foreign Rights

by Elliott Katz

One of the lessons I learned while marketing foreign rights for Being the Strong Man a Woman Wants was that human nature is similar in cultures that are very different. What I had thought of as a North American phenomenon is happening in many countries, which made the book a good candidate for international sales.

Being the Strong Man a Woman Wants grew out of my own journey. I wanted to learn more about what it means to be a man in a relationship. Soon, I realized I wasn’t alone. With confusing messages in the media and many absent fathers, a lot of men told me they were also unsure of their role, and I heard women say that men today don’t act the way they expect men to act. (My biggest surprise after the book was published was that, even though I wrote it for men, many women buy it, and the most common question from women is: “How do I get him to read it?”)

My journey led me to insights that fathers and other male role models used to pass along to younger men—insights about admirable traits such as emotional strength, leadership, decisiveness, and taking responsibility, traits women valued and thought that many men today lacked.

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