This was quite an academic non-fiction read that offered interesting sociological insights though. While the topic is not obscure, the content and style of this work is not suitable for most readers. it does have aspects and deals with: psychology, sociology, gender, culture, alcoholism, health, epidemiology, qualitative research, and the book was motivational at times. The lives of the men were sometimes very inspiring and fascinating. The author does make a point that optimism, hope,…