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Best-selling author Michael Kimmel to speak at St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, April 1, 2011
by Stephen Schumacher,, (920) 403-3089

Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher and writer on men and masculinity, will deliver a lecture based on his best-selling book, "Guy Land: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men," on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater in the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

The author and editor of more than twenty volumes, Kimmel's books include "Manhood in America: A Cultural History," which is considered a path-breaking study toward a redefinition of manhood.

Kimmel's most recent book, "Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men," is a best-selling investigation of young people's lives today, based on interviews with more than 400 young men, ages 16-26. Featured in major television and radio interviews, the book was widely reviewed and praised in all major media outlets. Feature film rights were optioned to Dreamworks.

Kimmel is a Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.

Kimmel's lecture is presented by the St. Norbert College Men's Initiative.

For more information, please contact Billy Korinko, Men's Initiative coordinator, at 920-403-4087, by e-mail at, or by visiting

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