In ''Man Made,'' ''Time'' magazine's Joel Stein tries to figure out how to become a real man

By Grady Smith
Updated May 11, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

What makes a man ”manly”? It’s not like guys have to thump their chests or hunt their dinner anymore. The hilariously neurotic Stein, who says he’s never gotten the allure of things like chewing tobacco, decides it’s time to understand the meaning of manliness when his son is born, and gets mentored by firefighters, Boy Scouts, and soldiers. He’s sold the film rights to Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy, who will produce.