Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity (Paperback)
A GRIPPING, FEARLESS EXPLORATION OF MASCULINITY
The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood.
Writing from experience, Justin invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. Encouraging men to dig deep within themselves, Justin helps us reimagine what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.
Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, producer, New York Times bestselling author, and entrepreneur whose efforts are focused on creating impactful media and entertainment. Baldoni is the co-founder of Wayfarer Studios, an independent production studio focused on creating purpose-driven, multi-platform content that serves as true agents for social change. Baldoni is well-known for his starring role as “Rafael” on The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” but has since moved more behind the camera with films such as CLOUDS and FIVE FEET APART among his directing and producing credits. Currently, Baldoni is directing, executive producing, and starring in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s #1 bestselling novel IT ENDS WITH US. In addition, he hosts the popular, Webbynominated podcast, The Man Enough Podcast, which explores what it means to be a man today and how rigid gender roles have affected all people. He has also added author to his credits having penned his inaugural book Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity in 2021 and then Boys Will Be Human in 2022, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Both aim to create a safer and more equitable world by calling on men to undefine masculinity by taking accountability, promoting vulnerability, emotional expression, and authentic connections with empathy and respect for all.
“Man Enough filled my heart with courage to do and be better. Oozing truth and love this book was absolutely necessary for me to read. If you’re like me and searching for a push in the right direction… you’ve found it.” — Shawn Mendes
"In a world drowning in harmful ideas about masculinity, Man Enough is the life raft we desperately need. Wise, vulnerable, trustworthy, and hilarious, this book will liberate lives, redeem relationships, and help carry us all to higher ground." — Glennon Doyle, New York Times bestselling author of Untamed, Founder of Together Rising
“Man Enough takes us on an intensely personal yet universal journey as Justin Baldoni explores how the messages of masculinity have shaped him individually and us collectively. His brave reflections invite us into our own stories with more empathy, compassion, and freedom for ourselves and for the men in our lives. This book shines a needed light on our inherent self-worth and what it truly means to be man enough.” — Jay Shetty, New York Times bestselling author of Think Like A Monk
“This is the most important addition to the conversation around masculinity in a decade because it is solution based and allows everyone access to this conversation in a safe way. Justin is masterful in encouraging and guiding men in consciously examining their own masculinity and how it's affecting their lives and the world around them by being transparent and vulnerable about his own growth.” — Karamo Brown, TV Host & star of Netflix’s Queer Eye
"Rather than “redefining” masculinity, which merely sets new limits and expectations, Baldoni’s approach of “undefining” creates more space for men (and everyone else) to fully be themselves." — Donald Collins, Healthline