Dudes, Men, Gents, etc
The Game by Neil Strauss – Learn about relationships
The hardest thing to understand is women. Many have tried and only a few have succeeded. The Game by Neil Strauss gives insight from those few who have succeeded. In this book you will learn the psychology and techniques to meet women. If you aren’t a regular Casanova then I highly recommend this book to you.
Cold Hard Truth by Kevin O’Leary– Expand your business mind
Kevin O’Leary is best known as the “mean” Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den yet his story is truly inspirational. This autobiography talks about the hardships and successes he encountered while building a billion dollar software company. Kevin shares his personal philosophies as well as his business insights in this well-written book. If you are a business dude this is a must read.
Jamie’s food revolution by Jamie Oliver– Practical guide to cooking
Every dude should know how to cook. Jamie Oliver is one of the best chef’s on the planet and he believes in healthy, simple and affordable cooking. Picking up this book will help you eat healthier without destroying your food budget. Also, many of the recipes and tips in the book will help you impress your friends when you have them over for a bite. This is a practical buy because the recipes in this book will always be good.
Assholes finish first by Tucker Max – A light fun read
Do you ever need to shut off your brain and have a good laugh? Then Assholes Finish First which is part of the Tucker Max series is the right read for you. The humor in this book is very straight forward and you will either love it or hate it. It’s a very light read that in my opinion will keep you turning pages with a big grin on your face. I recommend this book to those who also like to watch slap stick comedies.
Whiskey by Michael Jackson – An interesting read
This is the type of book that will make you the most interesting man in the room. Understanding the world of whiskey is truly an art. There are so many flavour profile, makes and brands that being able to navigate your way to finding that perfect whiskey for you gives you a lot to talk about. For anyone who enjoys a good glass of whiskey I highly recommend this guide.
Only one of those warrants "must read" to me - Jamie Oliver's book. However, the Cold hard truth, and Whiskey books do look mildly interesting.
Have to agree with you Liam.
I've read Tucker Max before, and to put it plainly... if you plan on following his mindset, you are a member of the wrong blog. He is by far not a Gent, he is crude, rude, and has a huge ego.
Completely agree. I started out reading his book in the mindset that 'this must be a laugh, just kiddin' around and such', and it quickly turned around in: 'This is a really vile peace of work, and this guy is actually proud of it'.
Mind you, I'm not a very 'unvile' creature myself, but this guy is taking it WAY to far.
Every few years, the same books, with the same ideas, i.e., how to bed many women, how to succeed through being a thoroughgoing jerk.
As to the rest, I already knew how to eat my fresh veggies and I drink what whisky I like when I can afford to buy it (Drat the man who introduced me to 12 yo single malt scotch!).
These guys like Strauss and Max (like Dave DiAngelo before them) have picked up a few desperate girls with daddy issues and now think they know something about women, and in turn, something about being a man. They don't. They are not writers for other men to learn from, they are immature douche bags whose only purpose should be to teach women what to stay away from.
If you want to read books for men by real men then try an author like Ernest Hemingway. Here's a man who has fought wars. Loved women completely and lost them. Lived more life than many and yet still died too soon by his own hand. A real man. Not perfect but real. Also, no book will teach you about whiskey or such. Only life can. Guys who are only book smart on such things just come off sounding pretentious and phoney.
Great, great reply. Couldn't agree more.
Pass. Neither manly nor interesting.
A few of my picks would be:
-How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
-SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman
-Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
I will have to second Into the Wild.
Krakauer's Into Thin Air is one of my favorites as well.