After Gómez finished, the room erupted in applause. But, in reality, this book consists of three main chapters, various poems the author wrote as well, and his life story told threefold. This book will help you look inside and ask yourself not only what it truly means to be a man today, but also how you can become more connected to the collective consciousness. It was a beautiful book. It's his confessions mixed with some poetry, so really it is a piece of art.
Within minutes, Carlos has a whole room of students and staff and faculty rapt with attention. Even as a female, Man Up, was a profound experience. How does that hinder them in life? He responded to this issue by changing from a sweet, affectionate, emotionally literate kid into a hollow, athletic, disconnected teenager. And I say this after reading pages of heartbreaks he's caused, people he's hurt. A supremely gifted storyteller, Gómez urges men of all ages to break society's rules of male conformity and reconsider not just what it means to be a man but what it means to be a good man.
Carlos Andrés Gómez wants men to stop acting like Superman. I also really liked the poems in between the chapters and that Carlos is really trying to use his art to make the world a better place. Every chapter, he goes over a different aspect, accentuating something else every time- his sex life, his aggression, how he thought he was a knight in shining armor compared to the other guys. Just as they were about to fight, Gómez experienced an unexplainable surge of emotion that made his eyes well up with tears. And especially when it comes to the narrow norms that constrain men, hurt women, and limit us all, he can help deliver exactly the change we need.
He also shares intimate, revealing lessons from his own journey, confronting loss and divorce, and how forgiveness, ultimately, saved his life. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. But his reputation completely shifted when Gómez turned seventeen. There are many compelling and relatable messages throughout the book. For example, he was involved with a woman who's now his girlfriend - or at least she was at the time he wrote the book but was not initially willing to commit to her. One of those books which is worth reading! Gómez recounted what happened instead. His performances are powerful in their delivery and in their honesty.
Some of the writing seemed clunky and awkward to me, and I had to reread certain sentences more than once to be sure I understood. To learn more about him, visit him at. I bought this book after hearing Carlos perform at a spoken word event at my college. In particular, it made me think about how both racism and masculinity work together to dehumanize and devalue men of color in society. His grace and power and humor demand not only that people listen, but also that they act for change—in themselves and the world around them.
Whether it be negativity, conflict, hatred, violence, abuse, grief — Carlos draws on his experiences as an outreach worker and substance abuse counselor in New York City, working with pimps, drug dealers, gang members, and sexually-exploited adolescents, to help sketch out a path towards healing. He's honest, and funny, and totally serious. What are you a little boy? It is so nice working with someone who is so helpful, so grateful, and an all-around joy to work with. It's more like sitting down with this guy, Carlos Andrés Gómez, and having a chat with him. The author is a professional poet, after all. The main thing I didn't like was he had an entire chapter about his sex life.
One story in particular stood out to me, an experience Carlos described as life-changing. It's no surprise, since he's a poet, but you can really see his talent in weaving such descriptive pictures with his words. Carlos Andrés Gómez made me think critically about masculinity in the 21st century and I also appreciated Carlos's capacity to consider the intersection of racial identity and gender. Anyway, in between is a usually emotional poem that that sets the mood for the next chapter. It was later that Gómez expanded it into the book it is today. I gave the book three stars because there were some things that irked me a little. He addresses the preconceived notions of manhood and masculinity that most people go their entire lives never questioning.
Like many men in our society, Gomez grew up believing that he had to be ready to fight at all times, treat women as objects, and close off his emotional self. Although reading this book helped me reach a better understanding of what many men go through in terms of identity formation and re This book was at times so very depressing. Statistics on graduation rates, employment, and teen and young-adult suicide make it clear that the young males in our society are at a crisis point, but Gómez seeks to reverse these ominous trends by sharing the lessons that he has learned. This book will help you look inside and ask yourself not only what it truly means to be a man today, but also how you can become more connected to the collective consciousness. A young man, an amazing poet, a human who is part of this family of humans.
Carlos graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B. Then I'd ask her how she felt about abortion. Whatever she did, I would say it was successful. It's impossible, after reading Man Up to see Carlos Andrés Gómez as anything more than human. Each time he decides that the correct way to handle the situation is to let her finish, immediately tell her to leave, and then sit around feeling bad about the way women are treated. Next, if she was willing to be unattached and keep hooking up.