Father's Day and The Good Man Project

Father's Day is coming - that means families all over North America will be thinking about dads, and what it means to be a good one. The people over at The Good Men Project Magazine, a non-profit organization promoting positive behaviour and responsibility among at-risk men and boys, are releasing a special issue to celebrate Father's Day. Here's their press release:

The Good Men Project Magazine Preview

Special Father’s Day Issue

Issue Highlights: June 16, 2010

Highlights from our Father's Day issue (All of this--and much more--will go live on The Good Men Project Magazine on Wednesday, June 16.)

  • Mike Mooney tells the unforgettable story of a father who spent 26 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit, and the son who was only 1 when his father was sent away. Now exonerated and free, father and son are learning it's not always easy picking up where you left off.

  • In an excerpt from his critically acclaimed new book, Are We Winning? Fathers, Sons, and the Great Game in the New Century, Will Leitch drinks with (and occasionally learns from) his dad.

  • How would you describe your father in two words? Good Men Project founder Tom Matlack asks famous men—from athletes to writers—to do just that. In addition, he writes about young men growing up without fathers.

  • What does a dad look like? We highlight photographs of 100 fathers—one per year from the last century.

  • Being a great dad isn't always easy. In an excerpt from his new book, The Modern Dad's Dilemma, John Badalament teaches dads how to see—and be seen—by their kids.

  • Kase Johnstun always admired his grandfather's longterm sobriety. Then, on a family fishing trip, grandpa fell off the wagon. And he stayed there until he died. "Losing Grandpa" is Johnstun's powerful story about his grandfather's decision to drink himself to death.

  • Book reviewer Andrew Ladd reviews biographies of famous figures who are often referred to as "The Father of [x]" (Edison/invention, Darwin/evolutionary theory, Marx/communism, FDR/New Deal) to see what they were like as actual fathers.

The Good Men Project Magazine is a cross-platform, multi-media destination featuring compelling writing about parenting, sex, relationships, identity, ethics, humor, and health. The publication’s contributors include top-tier journalists commissioned to provide feature content as well as volunteer writers and bloggers.

Online only at http://www.goodmenproject.com

About The Good Men Project

The Good Men Project. It’s a book. A movie. A national discussion about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century. A series of live events. And an online platform that covers Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and a slew of other sites. It’s also a part of the Good Men Foundation, a registered 501(3)c charitable organization designed to help men and boys at risk.

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Contact: Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Editor-at-Large, Good Men Project Magazine (benoitsf@gmail.com)

Lisa Hickey, Publisher lisahickeycreative@gmail.com

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