Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Version: Unabridged
Author: Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Genres: Educational, Marriage & Family
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2008
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Fully one-third of men ages 22-34 are still living at home with their parents--about a 100 percent increase in the past twenty years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions—from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative education reforms.

Author Details

Author Details

Sax, MD, PhD, Leonard

Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, is a family physician, research psychologist, and acclaimed author of "Why Gender Matters". He is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education in Montgomery County, Maryland (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of prestigious journals, including "American Psychologist", "Behavioral Neuroscience", and "Journal of the American Medical Association". He lives in Exton, Pennsylvania.