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Books for Dudes goes in search of books that do something…and definitely do not suck.

Beatles Freaks, A Manhood Manual, and the Tour de France | Books for Dudes

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Did curiosity kill the cat? It might have— it’s taking the fifth. But everyone tends to forget the rest of the aphorism: “And satisfaction brought it back.” In Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin wrote, “Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on […]

Perfect 289s | Books for Dudes

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At first glance, you’d think that the number 289 isn’t anything special. What can it signify? The area code for Southern Ontario? An engine block size? DDC for “Other denominations & sects” under “Christian denominations”? The square of 17? It’s all these things, but it’s so much more. But 289 is indeed a very special […]

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life | Books for Dudes

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It’s that special time of year when your New Year’s resolutions are either starting to shape up nicely or have suffered complete annihilation. If it’s the former, congratulations! Your success and self-control are an obvious ploy to humiliate and provoke the rest of us! If it’s the latter, join we who woke up on 1/1 […]

Living Large and Defying Death | Books for Dudes

pilgrim

Don’t let full-blown sucky December bring you down, dude—grab a book and relax.

Reads for When Autumn Leaves | Books for Dudes

red

Brown’s Red Rising, Capp’s easy cookbook, conspiracy to murder the Queen, vanished men from World War II, and more

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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