Of the 200,000 years homo sapiens has been wandering this planet, this has to be the most absurd and challenging time to be a man…
How can you hunt and gather in an open-plan office?
Is monogamy fighting a losing battle against testes size?
Why do men make up 95% of FTSE CEOs yet 95% of the prison population?
Trapped in bodies barely changed since caveman days, males are now contending with corporate culture, lifelong commitment, rampant depression and crazy expectations to be a success at work and home.
Enter award-winning BBC broadcaster and journalist Tim Samuels with Who Stole My Spear? - which stops at nothing to explore how men should actually be living these days. From relationships, religion, and the rise of ISIS, to porn, fatherhood and the oppression of office life. Nothing is taboo: Is it less serious when a man has an affair? Why don’t new parents want boys?
Who Stole My Spear? is an inspiring rallying call for men and ‘good masculinity’ which cannot be ignored – that will leave you rethinking much about life’s big questions. And for women who wonder what’s on a man’s mind, this is the book that offers the entertainingly explosive answer.
"Tim Samuels knows it isn't always easy to be a man. In a disarmingly honest and funny way, he sets about revealing and challenging many of the ways men now find themselves living - taking on everything from war, religion and pornography, to fatherhood and relationships. The book is important as well as charming: something for many men, and as importantly women, to read, learn and be consoled by."
"So THAT’S what they’re thinking, a fascinating peep behind the curtains of the 21st century male psyche… Hilarious, witty, insightful, and unique"
"Insightful, funny, and honest, Who Stole My Spear? is a great guide not to Real Man but to real men"
"I laughed a lot. And cried some, but only on the inside. Which is where a man cries"
"A soul-baring attempt to figure out what it means to be masculine"