Manhood - Terry Crews


By Terry Crews

  • Release Date: 2014-05-20
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4.5
From 159 Ratings


From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry Crews comes a wise and warmhearted memoir chronicling his lifelong quest to become a good man, loving husband, and responsible father.
What does it mean to be a man? Terry Crews, TV’s iconic “Old Spice Guy” and co-star of the hit Golden Globe Award–winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has spent decades seeking the answer to that question. In Manhood, he shares what he’s learned, telling the amazing story of his rise to fame and offering straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them.
A self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male,” Terry Crews embodies the manly ideal for millions worldwide. But as he looks back on his difficult childhood and shares hard-learned lessons from the many humbling experiences he endured to get where he is today, he shows how his own conception of manhood is constantly evolving.
Crews offers up a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, revealing the relationship secrets that have kept it going—and the one dark secret that nearly tore it apart. Along the way, he shares his evolving appreciation for looking good, staying fit, and getting it done for the people you love.
Being a man is about more than keeping your core strong. It’s about keeping your core values stronger. With insightful observations on spirituality, work, and family, Terry Crews shows men how to face their inner demons, seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged, and tear down the walls that prevent them from forging meaningful relationships with others.
From the NFL gridiron to the Hollywood backlot, Terry Crews has survived it all with his sense of humor—and his marriage—intact. In Manhood he shows men everywhere that real strength is not measured in muscle mass—unless that muscle is the heart.


  • Rollercoaster!

    By K Lynott
    This book had me all over the place! I felt his high’s and low’s throughout the entire book and will definitely read it again. At times, I felt the sadness and hurt and other times the goosebumps accompanied by sheer happiness for Terry. Highly, highly recommend this book!!!
  • Manhood Terry Crews

    By Gates of Fire
    Really enjoyed the book, honest portrayal of his struggles and growth. Wish he went deeper as it was hard to put the book down.
  • Great read!

    By CallMeTumba
    Love how Terry is so real and candid in the book. He’s not afraid to talk about mistakes and how he’s learned from them. Inspiring.
  • Manhood by Terry Crews

    By JoCoria
    This was a great book filled with so much honesty. It takes a great man to look at himself as he truly is, acknowledge not only his strengths, but his weaknesses as well, and be willing to work on himself for the sake of himself and those he professes to love. Since many men, (especially Black men), do not read as women do, I think this book should be available as an audio book, so that more men might be wiling to read it at times that might be convenient to them.
  • Totally exceeded my expectations

    By Give me Life
    And I thought coming up in the inter city of Detroit, MI I had it rough.
  • Pretty interesting

    By Ripcity2017
    Thanks for a well written book Terry I will use the skills I have learned from reading your book for the rest of my life!
  • Great

    By Dunndeal33
    I loved this book. It has help me point somethings out in my life and gave me ways to deal with them
  • Excellent read

    By Krock400
    Thank you Terry and Rebecca crews for sharing this, wish I could meet you guys in person. This is my exact story, felt like a brother. Continue your work it's helping me seriously.
  • Wow!

    By woliver73
    I can identify with many of his struggles. After seeing him at our church in Tacoma and listening to his testimony, I knew I needed to read his book. I wish I had read this book 30 years ago when I was 12. I've had some of the same epiphanies in the last few years but reading Terry's story has shown me that I have more room to grow in a number of different areas. I'm grateful and inspired. Thank you Terry Crews. God bless.
  • A great read. Thank you Terry Crews

    By Pugh Tunes
    An excellent read especially for an adult child of an alcoholic. Laid it all out there for the world to read and that in itself was so very refreshing. I thank Terry and wish to acknowledge that I am now a recipient of his blessings. Simply put, Thank you.