'Power Without Wealth' Claims Good Male Role Models Few and Far Between in the Lucky Country

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In 'Power Without Wealth', a newly-released memoir of an ordinary man, an Australian author talks about his life and the difficulties of finding good male role models and how the women in his life presented great inspiration and hope.

Australian author Ian James Stephenson has recalled that growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne that good male role models were few and far between. In his memoir, 'Power Without Wealth', Ian recalls that the women he grew up around were capable, caring, fun and they were good listeners, unlike the men, who were arrogant, poor listeners, perverted, selfish and incompetent.

Occasionally Ian would encounter the odd male school teacher who was excellent and professional and Ian was in awe. "Men who were 'together' and trustworthy were very rarely encountered in my upbringing during the 70's and 80's, you could literally draw a line down my mothers side of the family and the women with-in that and my fathers side of the family and the men with-in that, not to mention the various neighbourhood men who were riddled with various scandals."

Ian's memoir is available at Amazon as a hard copy and Kindle as an electric download.

Ian James Stephenson has a Bachelor of Education in Drama and Media, he was a regular 'Stand-up' comedian during the 90's, has produced and directed 14 short films and currently works as a consultant in Adult Mental Health after experiencing a diagnosis with Bi-polar.

Excerpt from book, 'Power without Wealth' page 39:

"You start to realise that the only thing holding it all together are the women. That's how it really appeared. I grew up with this kind of image of women that they were somehow this special species."

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