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What Have You Been Reading?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Monsees Feb 3, 2013. 110 Replies

Reading  one of my main "hobbies" (and educational tools), so I am constantly looking for good books to read.What good nonfiction books have you read recently?Note: While I have nothing again good…Continue

Essential Qualities Of Manliness [Feedback Wanted]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Desmond Apr 11, 2010. 215 Replies

I recently wrote a 33-page .PDF entitled "A Manly Manifesto: 17 Vital Attributes Of Manly Men", and I am eager for feedback.Summarizing manliness in 17 traits is difficult (if not impossible), so I…Continue

Tags: report, ebook, manifesto, manliness

What Is Your Favorite Quote?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Gagin Sep 28, 2010. 178 Replies

I am in the process of compiling a quotations website (quotes.practicalmanliness.com), so I am looking for good quotes to add.What is your favorite…Continue

Tags: mottos, quotations, quotes

Hello!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Topher White Feb 2, 2010. 6 Replies

My name is Nate Desmond, and I am a 17-year-old young man from the Pacific Northwest.I have been following AoM for more than a year, and I have actually been on this forum for a few months now. …Continue

 

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Nate is planning and laboring toward his aspiration of becoming a lawyer, and his numerous pastimes include reading, bicycling, and web development. He writes a blog about manliness that he hopes you will visit.

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At 5:05pm on October 20, 2010, Peter C. said…
I'm reading Wired for Intimacy. It's a book about the dangers of pornography for men.
At 10:47am on April 12, 2010, Jason said…
I found a book by a Christian biologist which is reported to be quite good at explaining evolution and saying how it does not conflict with a faith in god. Finding Darwin's God (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finding_Darwin%27s_God). Now you have another book about evolution from a Christian perspective, please, add it to your collection and give it a read.
At 1:30pm on April 10, 2010, Jason said…
Nate, please see my post on your Manifesto discussion (currently page 11). The organizational system of the boards can make it easy to miss new replies, which is why I'm calling you attention to it.
At 4:52am on April 9, 2010, Mikael Livas said…
Hello! Thanks for welcoming me to the site.
I checked out PracticalManliness, I found it interesting but since I'm an atheist it's not really for me :)

/ Mikael
At 8:37pm on August 29, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Nate. We're glad you're here!

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Feb 8, 2013
Matt Monsees replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
""I could never be so lucky again" the autobiography of James "Jimmy" Doolittle. the same Doolittle of the Doolittle raid in WWII. talk about an amazing life, and I'm not even halfway through yet. its an extra plus if you…"
Feb 3, 2013
Erg replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Nixon Agonistes, Garry Wills "
Jan 22, 2013
John Wallen replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Right now I'm reading Sgt. York: His life, legend, and legacy by John Perry. After I finish it, I have four books on my "To-Read" list: The two Art of Manliness books, Cujo and The Running Man both by Stephen King."
Jan 12, 2013
Penelope replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Can't find Fabulous Seven on Amazon. The other one doesn't have the particular topics I'm interested in its index. It also fails to address a medical condition I have that is very complicated to know how to treat in accordance with…"
Jan 8, 2013
Alexei Bublik replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson "
Jan 8, 2013
Nathan DeParis replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Have you thought of reading I think the Fabulous Seven. I think it's about the 7% of married couples that I guess have wonderful marriages and what characteristics are in it. I also would recommend Good news about Sex and Marriage. There is a…"
Jan 6, 2013
Seahound replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Got No Easy Day for Christmas. Currently reading The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers. It's sci-fi/fantasy/historical fiction. Think Michael Crichton meets Dan Brown with magic (technically advanced quantum physics). Also, I've got a list of…"
Jan 6, 2013
Seahound replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Read it last year (On Killing). Liked it."
Jan 6, 2013
Thunderstick replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Mostly war related books.   Most recently......No Easy Day, Into the Fire, American Sniper,   Watch the Pacific series during Christmas break so I'm currently waiting for the library to deliver Helmet for my Pillow"
Jan 4, 2013
Will replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Recently:  Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Plato's Republic. Very recently or in progress: Medieval Philosophy Jesus Shock Fate of Worlds, SF by Niven & a collaborator whose name escapes me The 48 Laws of Power.  Tough…"
Jan 4, 2013
Penelope replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Update: Since I got married in November, I've read The American Way of Eating, Overdressed, Far From the Tree, and The Swerve; also On the Nature of Things I finished The Swerve this week and haven't decided what to read next. Casually (as…"
Jan 4, 2013
Dennis Kennedy replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Most recently I've read "American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon" by Steven Rinella, and "Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America" by Sal Palentonio.   Next up is a W.C. Fields bio."
Jan 4, 2013
Nathan DeParis replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"Some really good choices Rebekah. Ratzinger is really well studied . I'm reading parts of the AoM book that apply to my life at the present moment. - What Catholics Really Believe (Keating) - Converts and Kingdoms(Moczar) - Fit for Eternal Life…"
Jan 4, 2013
Vytautas replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"I have started reading that three separate times but never was serious about finishing it. I think Meacham has another presidential biography out... Jefferson, I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!"
Jan 4, 2013
Vytautas replied to Nate Desmond's discussion What Have You Been Reading?
"I read that book, it was really good!"
Dec 15, 2012

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Lessons In Manliness: Dennis Desmond

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

My dear father, Dennis Desmond, was born at Cape Canaveral, Florida (during a family vacation).



Growing up, he excelled in school while participating in many extracurricular activities as well. During high school, my father was active in his local FFA club, and raised a wide variety of animals… Continue
 
 
 

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