How Not to Be a Dick, and More | Books for Dudes


For the last triathlon of the season my buddy Ray and I rented a little 280 square foot cabin in the Alleghenies. I loved it, and said so. “I love it,” I said. With a nod to the simple construction, I added, “this is all I need. I think I could build me one of […]

Q&A with Megan Doherty, author of How Not to Be a Dick | Books for Dudes


I read the 100% Win! that is, How Not to be a Dick and was fortunate enough to score some As to my Qs from the book’s author, Meghan Doherty. How Not to be a Dick is manageable, fun, and engaging—in other words, “dude-friendly.” Did you write this for dudes in particular? I use the […]

Not the Hair Club for Men | Books for Dudes


Recently a female colleague asked me what I was reading. After I told her about this column, she replied, “Well, why would I read it? I’m not a dude.” Her comment made me think—and not just about our respective fiddly bits. See, while I think dudes will be attracted to and enjoy (or, in the […]

Books for Dudes | August 2013


Books for Dudes discovers a new author, coming-of-age stories, a cookbook of the year, and more

Summertime Dispatch | Books for Dudes, July 2013


Don’t freak out over the plethora of summer 2013 titles out there, peeps. I have Books for Dudes staffers working overtime sifting through books, considering pros and cons, and separating the wheat from the chaff. Chaff, you ask? Chaff, I declare! I include a few chaff titles this month because I owe it to readers […]

BFD at BEA | Books for Dudes


Reviews of six BEA titles highlighted at the 5th Annual Librarian Shout’n’Share alongside Angela Carstensen, Kaite Stover, Robin Nesbitt, and the inimitable Alene Moroni.

Because Life’s Too Short | Books for Dudes


May is for manful titles, courage and resolution, old crime stories and new thrillers. Read Hobbs’s debut novel Ghostman, Kerr’s A Man Without Breath, Hillerman’s (1986) Skinwalkers, and more.

A Simple Murder, Wool, and The Human Division | Books for Dudes


This month’s Books for Dudes features star SF author Scalzi’s The Human Dimension, Atkins’s The Broken Places, Kuhns’s historical mystery A Simple Murder and a nonfiction account of discovering how polar bears reflect human behavior.

Ten Books to Lure Hibernating Athletes Out of Their Lairs | Books for Dudes

Time crunched cyclist

Spring books to propel dudes out of bed and into action for runners, cyclists, swimmers, nutritionists, weight watchers, triathlon athletes, or sit back with Leanne Shapton’s autobiography. Either way, your endurance for reading is building.

Conspiracies, Demon Purging, and Cincinnati Fire Kites! | Books for Dudes


February’s Dude beckons spring with Backyard Ballistics, the return of Biosphere2, a Russian cold case, and new thrillers to read away the remaining days of winter.