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.

Time-Crunched Dudes Unite | Books for Dudes

Lily and the Octopus

Time crunched? Need a laugh? Curious about almost everything? Gender aside, if you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions you’re a reader who will enjoy Books for Dudes, dude.

GPS, Gumshoes, and a Ghost Story | Books for Dudes

Infomocracy

This month I reread Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and damn if I didn’t revisit the whole raison d’être of Books for Dudes, because, jeez, did Roach ever pen the grandmammy of all books for dudes.

A Feminist in the House of Dude | Books for Dudes

The World's Toughest Races

Recently, after a regular ’ol day of reading, taking the exercise, and yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn, I became a feminist.

Worthy Reads for Busy Dudes | Books for Dudes

Shelter

Feb ’16’s BFD features seven worthy books and makes an appeal for a less-than-stellar series and, unusually, a magazine.

Better Lovin’ (and Sleep) Through Books | Books for Dudes

10 Great Dates

I know you didn’t ask, but I have some advice: If you wanna have fun and get some lovin’, then read to your lady (or your man). Trust me, this totally works.

Year-End Extravaganza: Top 11 Books of 2015 | Books for Dudes

The Red Storm

Doug picks his top 11 books of 2015.

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

Revolution

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.