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Tough : my journey to true power

Crews, Terry 1968- (author.).


Summary: "Terry Crews spent decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and bravado. On the outside, he seemed invincible: he escaped his abusive father, went pro in the NFL, and broke into the glamorous world of Hollywood. But his fixation with appearing outwardly tough eventually turned into an exhausting performance in which repressing his emotions let them get the better of him-leading him into addiction and threatening the most important relationships in his life. Now Crews is sharing the raw, never-before-told story of his quest to find the true meaning of toughness. In Tough, he examines arenas of life where he desperately sought control-masculinity, shame, sex, experiences with racism, and relationships-and recounts the setbacks and victories he faced while uprooting deeply ingrained toxic masculinity and finally confronting his insecurities, painful memories, and limiting beliefs. The result is not only the gripping story of a man's struggle against himself and how he finally got his mind right, but a bold indictment of the cultural norms and taboos that ask men to be outwardly tough while leaving them inwardly weak. With Tough, Crews's journey of transformation offers a model for anyone who considers themselves a "tough guy" but feels unfulfilled; anyone struggling with procrastination or self-sabotage; and anyone ready to achieve true, lasting self-mastery"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593329818
  • ISBN: 0593329805
  • ISBN: 9780593329801
  • Physical Description: xiii, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2022]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Masculinity -- Shame -- Value -- Agency -- Identity -- Epilogue.
Subject: United States
Toughness (Personality trait)
Men Psychology
Football players
African American football players
African American actors
Acteurs États-Unis Biographies
Dureté (Trait de personnalité)
Hommes Psychologie
African American actors Biography
Actors United States Biography
African American football players Biography
Football players United States Biography
Toughness (Personality trait)
Men Psychology
Crews, Terry 1968-
Genre: Autobiographies.

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