Unveiling Launch: June, 2011 – Sneak Previews, Special Links
What’s the best way to get to know someone? Know their friends, and know the books they read. The two, taken together, are the best measure of a person’s character, value, and quality.
In that vein, for the next 31 days (one day for each Unveiling chapter), I’m going to offer a series of blogposts (again, one for each chapter) featuring links to the books and articles that I reference the most in Unveiling.
What will you get from this?
- A “free look” into the world of Unveiling – “boldly go” where no man (or woman) has gone before
- A guide to your summer reading list (Unveiling plus its “best-of-best” resources)
- An “insider’s guide” – makes you one of the ones “in the know” about all that we will think, do, and discuss as we “unveil” Unveiling to ourselves!
Where to start? With the most important question of all:
Chapter 1: What Do Women Want?
If it’s been a long time since you’ve read Chaucer, why not take time for a little review? (You might wait until winter, when you can do this with a tankard of ale or a cup of mead, beside a roaring fire — but bookmark this blogpost for later reading.)
Chaucer was a great student of human nature, and this doesn’t show up any more clearly than in his Canterbury Tales. Of the many men who’ve tried to answer the question, “What do women want?”, he was one of the first to come up with a good answer. To get his take, as expressed in The Wife of Bath’s Tale, visit an online Canterbury Tales version.
In counterpoint (and I’ll leave it to you to find what Chaucer thinks), read what David Deida says in his advice to men about becoming a “superior man.” Deida, in essence, has written a corollary to Unveiling, except that it’s written by a man, and directed to men. His book is: The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
You can get a preview of Deida’s book through Amazon.