Hello guys. I was wondering what the manliest book/novel you've would like to read? Me, I like something with a lot of action or adventure in it, like a man's survival in the wilderness. Or a man's experience, like in a tough sport or a hunting trip. I wish there were more stuff like that.

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Forty Miles in the Saddle, by Major Assburns.  And looking for more, I Googled "funny book titles" and went to images... didn't expect NSFW! but be warned.

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OK, this post should have a more serious answer.

One serious answer is Iron John:  A Book About Men by Robert Bly.  Male coming of age from the inside out.

Another serious answer is The Last American Man.  But don't expect to be inspired:  Eustace Conwy starts as a hero, but the cracks in his feet of clay, there from the beginning, get more and more troubling.  Expect to be troubled.

I like some of Will Hobbs's YA novels, about a boy surviving in the wilderness.  Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, similar theme, same age.

Robert Parker's "Spencer" novels, especially Early Autumn, which I found via recommendation here.

Thing is, we start w/ a hunger for manliness.  But once you're into it... it becomes not a goal but a means to another goal:  survival, prosperity, wholeness, taking care of others.

I've read The Hatchet once when I growing up, that was one of my favorites. And Iron John:  A Book About Men sounds like a good book. I have to check that out.

+1 I read that too back in school, It was a really good book. I remember reading the sequel too.. it was pretty much the same thing but equally pleasing.

Other funny book titles:

This Book Needs No Title, Raymond Smullyan

It's Not the End of the World, It's Just the End of You, David Goldman

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him, Sheldon Kopp

Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer. One of my favorite books of all time.

This seems great. I read the Goodreads profile and I am making a note to purchase this next chance I get. Thanks!

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One of the best.

Alone:The Classic Polar Adventure chronicles the expedition of Robert E Byrd to the Antarctic in 1934. This is the story of his plan to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world! Amazing tale of endurance, manliness tested and being pushed to the edge.  

Sounds like a very interesting book to read. I have to remember that.

I'm thinking about bringing War and Peace with me on the tough mudder.

Re-reading the Aeneid

I know you are looking for action books but I think there are tons that fill that need (James Bond, Jason Bourne, etc) without giving anything else. If you want a whole man's experience, including action but mainly all the rest that makes us men, I'd suggest some Hemingway like "For Whom the Bell Tolls" or "A Farewell to Arms". You have action (Spanish Civil War, Italian Front in WWI) but you also have love, sacrifice, friendship, and all other bits that make up being men with all our complexities. 

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