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Heavy lifting: Grow up, get a job, raise a family, and other manly advice to millennials looking for excuses to avoid the responsibilities of adulthood.

Looking for excuses to avoid the responsibilities of adulthood?

Two happily married, 40-year-old men—have a simple message for their younger peers: Grow up!

Jim Geraghty and Cam Edwards start your journey weaving their hilarious path to male adulthood in Heavy lifting: Grow up, get a job, raise a family, and other manly advice.

Take what message from this book that you might about our millennials.

But if you think you have finished raising your own children, you will enjoy the cynicism, sarcasm and touch of irony that will make you feel right at home.

Their question? What has happened to men growing up in America?

Once upon a time, men in their twenties looked forward to settling down and having children.

Today, many young men seem infected by a widespread Peter Pan syndrome. Unwilling to give up the freedom to sleep late, play video games, dress like a slob, and play the field, today’s men wallow in an extended adolescence, ostensibly unaware that they’re setting themselves up for a depressing, lonely existence.

No, the authors are not a pair of archaic, stodgy curmudgeons with hopelessly outdated thinking and nostalgia masquerading as advice and ideas. Nor are they advocating for a return to docile housewives submitting to their husbands, holding out their Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Geraghty as their defense.

A clever and fun way to look at a serious subject with plenty of room for your own thoughts.

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