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To Better Understand Boys, Read Tom Sawyer

The world of men and boys had always felt foreign to me. I suspect one reason why is that I didn’t grow up with a brother.  Even so, while I served in the military I thought myself attuned to the guys by virtue of being immersed in a masculine culture. But several years later when I had my son, my delusions about how well I understood the opposite sex were once and for all set straight: I didn’t get it.  Continue reading