Your identity as a man requires external validations. My wish for you is to find some courage to be who you are without having to define yourself against others.

I will take issue with your use of the word “tirade.” It’s an honest essay. I have a truth. You have yours. But you reacted to what I wrote, so I hope you’re not too shook.

Anyway, how’s your mom?

Writer/editor. NYPost, CONAN, Sirius XM. 2X James Beard Award winner. I created Humungus, a blog about movies, tv & feelings.

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