Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Any Dragons is an extremely important collection about remarkable, sensitive and emotional men. Men who felt so much that they were driven to overcome a myriad of obstacles in order to reach their goals or to help others through adverse conditions.

With an increased awareness of the importance of taking care of your mental health, Ben Brooks’s collection is a timely read, especially when the weight of expectation falls on many shoulders, in particular for young boys given mixed messages to ‘man up’ or ‘grow a pair’. Now more than ever empathy, compassion, kindness and sensitivity are essential traits to be celebrated and valued.

Featuring a diverse range of inspirational men of all ages from different eras, races, nationalities, beliefs, sexualities and abilities with an incredible list of skills and commendable traits, this collection of true stories will inspire, educate and entertain. Portraying paralympic athletes, actors, activists, chefs, explorers, entrepreneurs, scientists, rappers and much more, Brooks highlights these men’s strengths but also emphasizes the fact that at some point they all felt different and out of place. Each of them embraced their difference in order to achieve something truly remarkable. Confucius, Harvey Milk, Bill Gates, David Attenborough, Nelson Mandela, Jamie Oliver, Grayson Perry, Stormzy and Oscar Wilde are just some of the extraordinary men featured in this impressive collection.