f) Recovery and self-help

Note: This section includes both works for self-help and works which are critical of self-help.


Allen, Marvin, with Jo Robinson. (1994). Angry Men, Passive Men: Understanding the Roots of Men’s Anger and How to Move Beyond It. New York: Fawcett Columbine.

Babcock, Marguerite, and Christine McKay. (eds). (1995). Challenging Codependency: Feminist Critiques. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Bates, Charles. Mirrors for Men.

Becker, Verne. (1992). The Real Man Inside: How Men Can Recover Their Identity and Why Women Can’t Help, Zondervan.

Bilodeau, Louraine. (1992). The Anger Workbook. Minnesota: Hazelden.

Cole, Edwin Louis. (year?). On Becoming a Real Man. Thomas Nelson.

Dalbey, Gorden. (1989). Healing the Masculine Soul. Melbourne: Word.

De Foore, Bill. (1991). Anger: Deal With It, Heal With It, Stop It From Killing You. Deerfield Beach, Florida: Health Communications.

Donovan, Frank. (1999). Dealing With Anger: Self-Help Solutions for Men. Sydney: Finch Publishing.

Fossum, Merle. (1989). Catching Fire: Men Coming Alive in Recovery. Harper/Hazelton.

Hardy, Marshall and Hough, John. (1991). Against the Wall: Men’s Reality in a Codependent Culture.

Herndon, Sandra L. (2001). The paradox of powerlessness: Gender, sex, and power in 12-step groups. Women and Language, Fall, Vol. 24, Iss. 2.

Hill, Karen. (1984). Helping You Helps Me: A Guide Book for Self-Help Groups. Ottawa: Canadian Council on Social Development.

Irvine, L., and B. Klocke. (2001). Redefining Men: Alternative Masculinities in a Twelve-Step Program. Men and Masculinities, 4(1): 27-48.

Kaminer, Wendy. (year?). I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Kaufman. (year?). Help At Last: A Complete Guide To Coping With Chemically Dependent Men.

Kundtz, David. (2004). Nothing’s Wrong: A Man’s Guide to Managing His Feelings. Boston: Conari Press.

Lazear, Jonathon. (1992). Meditations for Men Who Do Too Much. New York: Fireside/Parkside.

Lee, J. (year?). Recovery: Plain and Simple.

Lenfest, David. (year?). Men Speak Out: In the Hearts of Men’s Recovery.

McIntyre, Jeffrey. (1991). Reflections on Male Codependency. In Bepko, Claudia. (ed.). Feminism and Addiction. New York: Haworth Press.

Nathaniel, Branden. (1987). How to Raise Your Self-Esteem. New York: Bantam Books.

Pasick, Robert. (1992). Awakening From the Deep Sleep: A Practical Guide for Men in Transition. San Francisco: Harper.

Plummer, Ken. (1995). Recovery Tales. Chapter 7 in Telling Sexual Stories: Power, Change and Social Worlds. London & New York: Routledge

Reiser, Christina. (1999). Reflections on Anger: Women and men in a changing society. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Schilling, K. M., and A. Fuehrer. (1993). The Politics of Women’s Self-Help Books. Feminism Psychology, 3(3): 418-422.

Simonds, Wendy. (1992). Women and Self-Help Culture: Reading Between the Lines. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Singer, Jefferson A., and Robert Coles. (1997). Message in a Bottle: Stories of Men and Addiction. Free Press.

Starker, Steven. (1989). Oracle at the Supermarket: The American Preoccupation With Self-Help Books. New Brunswick: Transaction.

Whitfield, Charles L. (1987). Healing the Child Within. Pompano Beach, FL: Health Communication.