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The Bottom of the Heap | Books for Dudes

I don’t know about you, but for me the seasonal change foretells an autumnal slouch into semi-hibernation—and I love it. Lounging around in my smoking jacket reading books all day is what the darker...

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

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...

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Books For a Right and Happy Dude | Books for Dudes

Well chums, things were looking down. I had just lost a week’s worth of magnificent review work due to a computer crash. I called Tech Support, aka the Voice of Reason, to see wtf. “Jesus saves,” said...

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Conspiracies, Demon Purging, and Cincinnati Fire Kites! | Books for Dudes

Ah, February, mother of all transitional periods, when the post New Year/pre-springtime chill keeps us indoors reading. Reading about what, you ask? Murder, conspiracies, demon purging, and Cincinnati...

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A Simple Murder, Wool, and The Human Division | Books for Dudes

I was at the local auction house with the missus one recent Saturday night when she began explaining some deep thing about some damned thing; with the auction in full swing, her enthusiastic hand...

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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...

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Reads for When Autumn Leaves | Books for Dudes

November can really suck, you know? Things that are officially over this month include glorious Autumn and its happy colors, Halloween and its happy sugar rush, Octoberfest and its happy drunkeness,...

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Writers Who Completely Suck

Anton Chekhov. H.H. Munro. Thomas Mann. What do these writers have in common? They completely suck. Harsh? Perhaps, and given their conglomerated authorial reputations vs. mine, even I think that I...

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A Total Hot Mess of Bookage | Books for Dudes

To paraphrase Dean Martin: Ain’t life a kick in the head? Choosing the BFD picks of December has been impossibly difficult given the sheer amount of awesomeness going on in the world of writers...

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Musketeers, Magic, Memoir, and More | Books for Dudes

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the mother of a intelligent young man who graduates with a degree in archaeology only to renounce said degree about four hours after he receives it while on his first...

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Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

Two things dudes admire: skill and power (as shown here in one tidy bike-racing package¹). All this month’s featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways. To start, there’s the sheer...

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