The mind tells us beautiful stories, But a man’s heart lays bare the truth. - Sameer Kochure. Welcome to an unveiling, an understanding, an unravelling of the man’s heart. As painlessly as possible, we will rip open a man’s ribcage and put the soft, quietly beating muscle under our microscope, in an effort to unlock its mysteries. What will we find? Perhaps some hope, some desires, some fears. A few battle hardened scars, way too personal dreams, wounds yet to heal, maybe a tender moment or two. Maybe something more? Let’s go and explore. ★★★★★ At the turn of the decade, Amazon No. 1 bestselling author Sameer Kochure observed that most of the poetry books ever written about women were either about their beauty, heartbreak or love. He didn’t find a single poetry book that spoke about the moral fortitude of women. So, in 2021, he wrote one. His book ‘Made of Flowers and Steel’ celebrates the raw grit and the inner strength it takes to be a woman in today’s world. Since then, he was looking for a good poetry book about men. There were hardly a few and most lacked depth, in his flawed opinion. So, he decided to right this wrong. ‘Tough Skins, Tender Hearts’ goes deeper below the surface and presents an honest, unfiltered look at the hearts of men. It tackles their issues, their heartbreaks, their longings as well as their failings. Much like ‘Made of Flowers and Steel’, here you’ll find poems that will surprise you, charm you and some that will even disturb you with their defiance and brazenness. A man’s heart is a complex labyrinth of emotions and ecstasies. In here, you'll find temptations, thrills and a whole lot of tenderness. 96 Poems - 1 Unmissable Collection ★★★★★ Originally from India, Sameer Kochure now lives in Dubai and dreams of being 1/10th as good as some of his favourite authors like Rumi, Kahlil Gibran, Neil Gaiman, Richard Bach, Paulo Coelho, and JK Rowling.