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.

Memoirs, Chick Lit…Dude, What Is Going on Here? | Books for Dudes

The Red Storm

We read it all here at BFD: memoir, travel, SF, mystery, a book on sports hooliganism. There’s even something approaching chick lit.

Detectives, Fun Facts, Biking Across America | Books for Dudes


If you enjoy having your brain stretched and to have a good laugh along the way, try Books for Dudes. It’s good stuff. Here we continue the trend of last month’s amazing run of choice notable nonfiction titles.

Notable Nonfiction (and Some Fiction!) | Books for Dudes

Good and Cheap

Dudes love their nonfiction, and six of this month’s BFD picks are in that mighty NF genre.

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


Douglas Lord picks the top 11 dudely books of 2014.