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Now all readers can get a signed copy of potential future motion picture Grown Men Don't Cry (paperback).  To qualify simply read the kindle version (free with KD Unlimited), then post a review on Amazon ( tinyurl.com/9s7454c and finally email me the link to the review with your address - [email protected]    

 Enjoy!  B.W. DeCaro

 "To me, there is only one form of human depravity — the man without a purpose."          - Ayn Rand

Grown Men Don't Cry

As the popular jocks in the one-stoplight town of Bristol, New Hampshire, Ben Chase and Jimmy Keller are best friends whose unique creativity and bold personalities make for some hilarious—and heart-wrenching—stories. Laughter doesn’t make up for pain inflicted by their dysfunctional families, but it certainly creates some unforgettable memories. 

     Growing up, Ben has viewed his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as nothing more than a nuisance.Then all hell breaks loose the day that he becomes a father and realizes there is a lot in the world that he can’t control.  

     Meanwhile, Jimmy is battling his own demons. Since his return from his third tour of duty in Iraq, he has suffered from a severe case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Declaring he’s had enough, Jimmy makes the conscious choice to end his life.  

     While out enjoying what is supposed to be his last meal, Jimmy overhears a conversation about a former baseball standout that has just months to live, and discovers it’s his old friend. Jimmy puts his suicide mission on hold to reconnect with Ben.

     In their weakest moments, it’s now shared pain which helps rekindle their unbreakable bond. Grown Men Don’t Cry is the story of sacrifice, friendship, mortality and the will to persevere.


"I started this book yesterday in the late morning and found myself flipping through the pages like a racehorse. I was hooked after the first chapter. I have never literally laughed so hard out loud while reading. It has a very "Stand by Me" vibe going on that I felt from the beginning." G.A.


"The reader becomes so invested in the characters that you don’t want to put the book down. It was light reading that kept me laughing and was deeply touching." KG



"B.W. DeCaro creates compelling characters and invites us into their intimate worlds, shedding some light on the experience of people who are haunted by secret anxieties and how their loved ones are affected."  R. Marie


"I found myself reading chapters faster and faster toward the end of the book to find out if the characters would be OK."

Tonia H.


"A great read that will have you not only turning the page, but wiping the tears from your eye with measures of sadness and joy." M. Barton



"Thank you for using your gift to shed light on an often overlooked and misunderstood set of related disorders." Dave M.


"It was fun, it made me laugh, and made me think about life in general. I would recommend this book to everyone."

E. Bledsoe


"It will warm your heart on these cold nights!" J.M.



"There were so many heart wrenching moments & just as many laugh out loud moments. I enjoyed it thoroughly!" Nicole