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Tom Matlack

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

  1. How do you take your coffee? Strong like mud, with cream.
  2. 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.
  3. What kinds of advice do your friends ask you for? How to stop drinking.
  4. 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.
  5. What is your mantra for handling rejection? Fuck ‘em.
  6. What are your three signature words or phrases? Goodness, white pain, truth. For white pain, you could substitute “suicidal pain.”
  7. 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.”

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