Tom Matlack is a former kick-ass venture capitalist turned writer and advocate for men, who also focuses on remaining married successfully. He co-founded The Good Men Project to foster a nationwide discussion on men’s issues through The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood, an anthology of first person stories about the defining moments of fathers, sons, husbands and workers. As a follow-up to the book, he founded the Good Men Magazine. He is the proud father of three.
The Sixty Second Interview with… Tom Matlack
- How do you take your coffee? Strong like mud, with cream.
- Did you make up a bunch of lies when you were a kid? I lied to myself but always told the truth to the adults.
- What kinds of advice do your friends ask you for? How to stop drinking.
- Do you have any writing tics or blind spots that you had to conquer the hard way? I like to repeat myself. Once is enough.
- What is your mantra for handling rejection? Fuck ‘em.
- What are your three signature words or phrases? Goodness, white pain, truth. For white pain, you could substitute “suicidal pain.”
- What question do you wish more people would ask you? What do you love?
Our (current) favorite sentence of Tom’s: “Every night some instinct eventually tells me it’s time to get up and walk back into my life.”