Arlan Twinn is my pen-name, folks. I am a grandfather to a lovely young woman I care very much about, and I wrote "What Young Women Need to Know About Men" with her in mind. I'd love it if the man she gives her heart to turns out to be a wonderful husband and father. But with the national divorce rate running upwards of 50%, the odds are barely even, aren't they? Realizing that I couldn't promise her a pain-free life or trouble-free relationships, I tried to write a few words that might help her a lot if she runs into a man who thinks more of himself---and less of her---than he should. Perhaps other wonderful young women will be helped by this book, too? I hope so.
Oh, about me? Well, I'm certainly not ashamed of what I've written. I chose a pen-name because I'm a quiet man who craves neither fame nor notoriety. More importantly, I took a pen-name to help insure my safety. Why? Because we live, unfortunately, during times when young women are sometimes stabbed to death by their boy-friends because they're trying to walk away from a bad relationship. I imagined a rock coming through my window with a hate-note attached because some young hot-head blamed his girlfriend's reading of my book for motivating her to dump him, change him, or stand-up to him. Not good!
I hope my book will stand by itself without having my aging mug or life's particulars attached to it. If the ideas in it are as true as I think they are, then they will have value long after I'm dead and forgotten. That is the goal.
What Young Women Need to Know About Men
by Arlan Twinn
Men can be awesome and delightful partners for the women who love them. But, they can also be unbelievably unfair, self-centered, and cruel companions. Written with a grandfather's warmth and wisdom, this book shares insights that all parents will want to discuss with daughters who are seeking and entering serious relationships with men.
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