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Being a Better Man with Michael Ian Black

In his new book A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son, comedian and actor Michael Ian Black shares his personal reflections on what it means to be a man. Equal parts memoir and advice book, A Better Man is a tender letter to Black’s college-bound son, Elijah. In it, he hopes to teach him and other young men what a healthy relationship to masculinity looks like as they enter the many confusing chapters of adulthood.

Black returns to INFORUM to discuss the complex nature of gender politics and how teaching men to be compassionate and vulnerable would benefit society as a whole. Tune in to hear Black dissect masculinity, its impact on the world and how men can become better people.


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Part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation

Black photo by Martha Hagen-Black

September 23, 2020

United States

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Michael Ian Black
Actor; Comedian; Author, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son
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Kishore Hari
Strategic Partnerships, Communications and Engagement, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Science Correspondent,—Moderator

6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time) program