Kathleen Parker is fearless and fiercely independent. In a field overstuffed with bloviating harrumphers, careerist copycats and Op-Ed Ambien, her copy sings. She writes with grace, wit and style and is always prescient, prophetic, ahead of the curve. She identified the current climate of man-hating, Dad-dumping male-bashing long before it turned up on Oprah. And on top of all that, she is funny. She doesn't take herself too seriously and she expects the same from our politicians. She reminds us why those who can do, and those who can't blog. Long may she wave.
Doug Marlette Political cartoonist and author (1949-2007)
Praise for Kathleen Parker's SAVE THE MALES
“Save the Males is witty and it’s going to make you laugh, but it is also serious, thoughtful, brilliantly observed, and dead on. I’m giving it to my son as a show of solidarity, and to let him know that men, and manhood, have a great friend and defender named Kathleen Parker.” — Peggy Noonan, author and Wall Street Journal columnist
“Kathleen Parker has not written a politically correct book. Instead, she has written a morally, socially, and culturally compelling book. It is about men. She thinks we’re worth saving (I hope we are). But, she is always worth reading—and listening to. Kathleen Parker is just what our modern age, and its men and women, need.” — William J. Bennett, Fellow, The Claremont Institute and Host, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America
“As in her must read-column, Kathleen Parker proves to be not just a sharp thinker, but a blithe spirit. While most social critics fight the gender wars from the female side, Parker throws our men and our boys an intelligent, heartfelt, humorous lifejacket. In SAVE THE MALES, she shows how the lives we save may be our own.” — Margaret Carlson, Columnist, Bloomberg news, Washington Editor, The Week Magazine
“So, the ‘war between the sexes’ has found its Ernie Pyle. As a correspondent reporting from the front lines, Kathleen Parker writes with an appropriate mixture of amusement and amazement about the galloping nonsense currently said about the subject of sex. Her judgments are irresistible, as when she says of pornography: ‘What little I’ve seen reminds me mostly of a construction site in Dubai—lots of big cranes and loud pounding, but not much to warm the human heart.’” — George F. Will
“Even the feminists among us who read this book, once they catch their breath, will have to admit Parker has a point . . . and she’s made it brilliantly.” — Mary Ann Lindley, Editorial page editor, Tallahassee Democrat/Gannett Newspapers SAVE THE MALES Why Men Matter; Why Women Should Care By Kathleen Parker Random House / On Sale June 10, 2008