Douglas Lord

About Douglas Lord

Douglas Lord has been reviewing books and audio for Library Journal since the earth was a molten mass. He is an Ironman athlete blessed with a family that sometimes finds him funny and puts up with him constantly reading aloud from advanced review copies. Books for Dudes focuses on books for curious, fun, time-crunched men.

Pushing Boundaries, Getting Lost, Cooking Like a Man | Books for Dudes

The Alchemist's Daughter

Heavy BFD favorite categories and books that push our boundaries in this month’s column.

Liars, a Gunfighter, Adolescent Arms Dealers, and More | Books for Dudes

Buckley and Mailer

June’s BFD column includes some truly great fiction plus hardcore summertime hammock-worthy nonfiction.

A Mixed Bag of Bookage | Books for Dudes

Immune System

This month’s Books for Dudes is a mixed bag so jumbled that it’s more fun than a monkey stealing bananas and it’s all good stuff.

Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

Bones & All

All this month’s BFD featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways.

Musketeers, Magic, Memoir, and More | Books for Dudes

Traitor's Blade

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the mother of a intelligent young man who graduates with a degree in archaeology only to renounce said degree about four hours after he receives it while on his first dig. Your name is Mrs. De Castell, your son is Sebastien. Ma’am, let me take this opportunity to relieve […]

A Total Hot Mess of Bookage | Books for Dudes

Transylvania Detective Squad

The BFD picks of December include a detective novel set in the afterlife; a book of poetic short stories all about faraway conflicts; three nonfiction titles about teamwork, heroism, and how far being nice can get you; a lifelong Sasquatch hunt; and Matt Sumell’s wicked rockin’ debut novel.

Year-End Extravaganza: Top 11 Books of 2014 | Books for Dudes

Ploughmen

Douglas Lord picks the top 11 dudely books of 2014.

Violence in Sports, Mortality, Military Biography, and More | Books for Dudes

Five

This month the Books for Dudes nonfiction coverage is overwhelmingly awesome, but let me tell you it came at a price. There was nearly a revolt by the BFD unionized staff, and I also had to authorize buttloads of overtime. What, you think this kind of curated content comes cheap? Anyhow we plumbed the depths […]

Selecting a Camel: A How-To | Books for Dudes

Consumed

Somewhere between Heinrich Böll’s Murke’s Collected Silences and Rachel Ingalls’ Mrs. Caliban I realized how much readers bring of themselves into what they read. How can an author be sure that their work will be interpreted the way they intended? I thought more, realizing about midway through John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom novels that, of course, […]

Robert Rotstein Q&A | Books for Dudes

Author-Credit Glen La Ferman

Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013’s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]