Jamil Jivani grew up in a mostly immigrant community in Toronto, where he was nearly lost to feelings of hopelessness, anger, and hate, but he turned his life around with the support of role models and mentors. He went on to graduate from Yale Law School, teach at Osgoode Hall Law School, and dedicate his career to supporting youth facing challenges similar to those he experienced. His work has taken him from Belgium and Egypt, where he studied ways to help young men escape the influence of terrorist groups, to Ohio, where he partnered with JD Vance to help solve America's opioid crisis. Jivani's leadership has been recognized by many organizations, including the International Development and Relief Foundation, Yale University, and York University. At 31 years old, he survived a fight with stage IV cancer, which gave him greater insights into how people can overcome adversity. Why Young Men is his first book.