What does it mean to have a backbone?

That’s what David H. Wagner attempts to answer in his latest book, Backbone: The Modern Man’s Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power (Watkins Publishing, May 5, 2015). Wagner seeks to separate the stereotypical “guy” – which he dubs a “half-baked, two-dimensional version of a man – from the exceedingly happy and powerful man. Indeed, these are two very different things and being a man, and one who admittedly struggled (and still struggles) with many of the weaknesses Wagner outlines in his book, I have only one thing to say: Bravo. 

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