Marianne Legato's study traces the fragility of men throughout their lives, from prenatal development to the aging process and death. Legato contrasts men's relative biological weakness with the traditional social expectations that boys should take risks of greater physical danger and endure greater pain than women. After a comprehensive discussion of the innate differences between the male and female of the species, she concludes with practical advice and suggestions for helping men spend a bit more time on the planet.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 24 mm
'Marianne Legato, who has devoted her career to studying the differences between the sexes, believes that the premature death of men is the most important - and neglected - health issue of our time. She has written a book for every man who wants to live longer and for the women and families who love them. Dr. Legato has started a much needed conversation we should all be having about how we can improve the health and longevity of men...' - Dr. Mehmet Oz, Cardiothoracic surgeon, and Author, who is famous for his frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show '...this excellent book serves as a wake-up to the problems caused by letting our view on male health slip out of focus.' - Alex Gazzola, Journalist and Author