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Book Review: "Male vs Man" by Dondré T. Whitfield

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Most people might think the words "male" and "man" should be used interchangeably. However, there are some big differences between a male and a man, according to Dondré Whitfield, author of his book "Male vs Man."

Dondré Whitfield was a guest on the ABC talk show The View on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. In his interview, he explained the difference between being a male and being a man. His description was quite interesting that most people probably had never thought about.

In a nutshell, Whitfield explained that the gender is male because of physique and body parts. However, when a male grows up from being a boy, he is still a male, but he might not be a man just because of his outward appearance. It takes more than having a mustache, a beard, and hair on his chest in order for a male to become a man. The primary and obvious difference is that real men don't act like boys.

About the Book

The full title of the book is a very long one: Male vs Man: How to Honor Women, Teach Children, and Elevate Men to Change the World. The 208-page book was published on April 7, 2020.

Dondré Whitfield challenges males to be real men in his thought-provoking book. He offers heart-to-heart advice about what it takes to be a real man. He advises males to find joy and purpose in their lives in order to be a service to their families and in their communities. He reminds readers that males look to be served, but real men look for opportunities to be of service to others without expecting anything in return.

Whitfield does not beat around the bush in his book. He comes right out and tells his readers that men take adult consequences for their actions while not all males do.

Whitfield says that some men are "grown males" rather than "real men." He makes other assertions:

  • Men are productive servants who bring positive change at home, at work and in their communities.
  • Males are self-serving. They are more negative than positive. They create chaos more than they bring calmness to situations.
  • Real men live by spiritual principles while males live by things in the natural world.
  • Males look to be served by others. Men look to be of service to others.

The book can be purchased in hardcover, Kindle, or audio book.


About Dondré Whitfield

The author is a three-time Emmy Award-nominated veteran actor best known for his role on Queen Sugar on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). He received three Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on ABC's All My Children.

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He is also an NAACP Image Award nominee. The 51-year-old writer is also a transformational speaker, social activist, and a restoration coach.

Currently, Whitfield is an Ambassador for Delta Airlines’ Annual Dream Flight and Ambassador for the PGA’s Beyond the Green mentoring program for youth and college students.

Whitfield and his wife, actress, and director Salli Richardson-Whitfield, live in Los Angeles with their two children, a daughter and a son.

What People Are Saying About the Book

One man said he read Whitfield's book in just three days. He complimented the author for clearly defining the difference between a male and a man. The reader added that the author gives readers important advice about how a person can change from being a male into being a man.

The book is not just for males. A woman wrote, "I loved it! It was a great read and so informative. I had so many “wow” moments while reading. It’ll definitely be a blessing to those males who are still trying to find their way to becoming the men they were destined to be."

This writer recommends this book wholeheartedly. She believes Male vs Man: How to Honor Women, Teach Children, and Elevate Men to Change the World is a book that should be in the library of all males so they will have a powerful tool to help them become real men instead of settling for merely being "grown-up boys." She says, "Take my advice and purchase the book whether you are a male or female. Women can benefit from the changes that will come about for the males in their lives so they can serve these families and their communities."

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MALES need to realize that every MAN is a MALE,
but every MALE is NOT a MAN.


Sp Greaney from Ireland on May 13, 2021:

What a very interesting review. It's definitely a unique perspective for an author to take on a topic like this.

Lady Dazy from UK on May 13, 2021:

This looks like a very interesting book with a good subject.

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