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.

Books For a Right and Happy Dude | Books for Dudes


The Dude reviews novels about exploding mangoes, mysterious stonecutters in Fjällbacka, Sweden, Kosmatka’s historic thriller, plus a look at Laska’s Hidden America, and Glen Matlock on growing up a teenage Sex Pistol.

The Uninvited, The Bookseller, Brain on Fire, and a Few Colorful Lies | Books for Dudes

Brain on Fire

It’s December with temps in the 30s; I guess autumn really is over. I had fun extending my triathlon season into October, but all good things must end, including the only book I really sat down with over the past few months, Color Stories by Benjamin Moore (covered below). I relied on my minions to […]

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