Courtesy of Joel Stein
Writer and journalist Joel Stein, during one of his manly escapades.
Writer Joel Stein is trying to man up. He spent a year trying out things like firefighting for 24 hours, enduring the U.S. Army's boot camp for three days, stepping into a UFC ring with Randy Couture, and day-trading with $100,000. He's chronicled all this in a new book, “Man Made,” and he joins Madeleine to tell her about his quest to become a more manly man.
Steins says, "he expected to learn that masculinity is defined not by the size of his muscles, but by the size of his heart (also, technically, a muscle). This is not at all what he learns."
Joel Stein, writer for Time magazine, and has contributed to the New Yorker, GQ, and other publications.