Patt Morrison for August 30, 2012

In 'Swagger,' Lisa Bloom takes a look at how and why boys are falling behind

As writer Lisa Bloom was working on her first book, “Think” — about how well women are doing in academia and in the workplace — she noticed a troubling counterpoint: even as women grow more successful, boys seem to be falling behind.

In her newest book, “Swagger,” Bloom explores how young American men are medicated, suspended and expelled from schools at quadruple the rate of girls, and are incarcerated more than any other male group in human history.

Patt checks in with Bloom about these issues, as well as how parents can help.


What do you think of these trends? What do you think are some solutions to these problems?


Lisa Bloom, a National TV legal analyst and the New York Times bestselling author of “Swagger”

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