“The Good Men Project” (and me)

By Mad Dog
Published: Oct 29, 2009

Unknown gents appeared last year with an entreaty: ‘Please contribute an essay to our book about men.’ Flattered, I read their list of suggested topics. One jabbed at me: how sex and drugs wasted the Boomers’ time and purpose. I thought: No way — it’s just the opposite. And I wrote a piece called ‘Sex and Drugs Made Me a Man.’ To my amazement, they published it in “The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood”, along with 30 other essays by Pulitzer winners, Poet Laureates, ex-cons, Pro Football Hall of Famers and regular guys. Despite my presence, it’s a fine collection. You can buy it from Amazon.com, which even offers a Kindle edition.