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    I realize the majority of you jackanapes haven't read a book since high school english class but maybe you've heard of something worthwhile.

    I just finished Shit My Dad Says which is actually pretty good. You could probably read it for free in Borders.

    And I'm almost done with A Feast for Crows. It reads a lot faster than the last two.

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    Print is dead

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      'The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man'

      A surprisingly good read. The core message is great: being a man isn't about six pack abs, how much you can drink or how many notches you have in the belt-- it's about taking on responsibility, building/maintaining positive social connections and being confident in yourself and your convictions.

      It's a great book for the millennial generation. It discusses how certain manly skills-- like brotherhood, knowledge/respect for the outdoors and how to treat a lady may not have been handed down effectively by the boomers. I love my dad, but there's some truth to it: I never learned how to match business attire, how to shave, how to start a fire, the art of conversation or how to manage stress from work. You've got a generation of boys that learned it on their own: they don't know how to dress, they're helpless in the outdoors and they're known around the office as 'the entitlement' generation.

      Snoop around their website for a taste of what I'm talking about.

      The other book I'm reading is 'Women' by Charles Bukowski. It's good for some chuckles.

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        [quote author=RandytheHelpfulPineapple link=topic=1043.msg11016#msg11016 date=1284399018]
        'The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man'

        A surprisingly good read. The core message is great: being a man isn't about six pack abs, how much you can drink or how many notches you have in the belt-- it's about taking on responsibility, building/maintaining positive social connections and being confident in yourself and your convictions.

        It's a great book for the millennial generation. It discusses how certain manly skills-- like brotherhood, knowledge/respect for the outdoors and how to treat a lady may not have been handed down effectively by the boomers. I love my dad, but there's some truth to it: I never learned how to match business attire, how to shave, how to start a fire, the art of conversation or how to manage stress from work. You've got a generation of boys that learned it on their own: they don't know how to dress, they're helpless in the outdoors and they're known around the office as 'the entitlement' generation.

        Snoop around their website for a taste of what I'm talking about.

        The other book I'm reading is 'Women' by Charles Bukowski. It's good for some chuckles.
        [/quote]

        Just loaded it to the ol Kindle. Will give it a look.

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          I am in the middle of Catch 22, that book never gets old. Next up. In the queue for me is The Last Stand of Fox Company by Bob Drury. True story about Marines in Korea.

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            I've been trying to get through The Stand. Classes and all that are getting in the way though.

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            • #7
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              Just watch the mini-series. Gary Sinise FTW

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                Bump.

                Just finished "Where Men Win Glory" by Krakauer. Good read, but it was somewhat disturbing learning about how far of an extent the military and government made to cover up the facts of Tillman's death. Looking for some more good non-fiction to pick up now. Let's hear some suggestions.

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                  [quote author=ryoman link=topic=1043.msg12814#msg12814 date=1285042681]
                  Bump.

                  Just finished "Where Men Win Glory" by Krakauer. Good read, but it was somewhat disturbing learning about how far of an extent the military and government made to cover up the facts of Tillman's death. Looking for some more good non-fiction to pick up now. Let's hear some suggestions.
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                  I just started that a few nights ago. I love Krakauer....but "disturbing" is pretty much the common theme throughout all of his books.

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                  • #10
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                    Very true. I've read all of his books, and I think this one is just as good as the rest.

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                    • #11
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                      Pick up "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" by Chuck Klosterman if you haven't read it.

                      Quick, easy read that I enjoyed immensely.

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                        I know its old, but I just finished Blood Meridian at the request of a friend. That Cormac McCarthy can sure write. I wonder what kind of grades I would have received if I didn't put quotation marks, commas or apostrophes in my works of fiction (not that I do them correctly).

                        Very brutal and some disturbing scenes, but entertaining and nothing the internet generation hasn't seen/heard.

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                          [quote author=sweaterbydarwin link=topic=1043.msg11004#msg11004 date=1284396035]
                          I realize the majority of you jackanapes haven't read a book since high school english class but maybe you've heard of something worthwhile.

                          I just finished Shit My Dad Says which is actually pretty good. You could probably read it for free in Borders.

                          And I'm almost done with A Feast for Crows. It reads a lot faster than the last two.
                          [/quote]

                          i'm reading a storm of swords right now, can't wait for the HBO series to start.

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                          • #14
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                            I've been reading The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow. I finished Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby and Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay on my last trip. Juliet, Naked is Hornby's best book since About A Boy.

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                            • #15
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                              reading is for whores and graduate students

                              but again, i repeat myself

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