In an effort to return a little consistency to this site I’m introducing regular updates. As of today, you should check this site every Monday and Thursday for brand new articles.
Throughout the majority of this month I’ve been offline thanks to moving apartment and having a incompetent internet provider. Whilst it prevented me from publicly posting it hasn’t stopped me writing and additionally, reading.
The first 2 weeks of this month were spent consuming everything I’d bought this year and didn’t read. Additionally, I scoured the web for books by bloggers of this ‘Manosphere’ culture.
Work Out, Lose Weight and Stop Being Single
by John D Captain
This book opens up with The Captain, the author, proclaiming he is the head of an underground bodybuilding movement. Intriguing like Tyler Durden but whilst Fight Club explains it’s creation and history, this book doesn’t explain at all how, why or what The Captain is the head of. It initially made me think it was underground for a reason.
Confusion aside, I continued to find this book contains a lot of helpful information for any man currently looking to improve their situation and their self. Pussy, money, muscles. It is part compilation of articles and part biography of the Captain. I can’t say I’ve read his blog, but the book was one of the most entertaining kindle downloads I’ve grabbed in a while. If you get a chance, it’s definitely worth buying.
Freedom Twenty-Five Lifestyle Guide
by Jonathan Frost
Apparently this has changed titles since I grabbed it. You can now find it on smashwords here under the title of ‘The Thumotic Lifestyle Guide‘. The reason for this, I’m assuming, is because the author writes at both Freedom Twenty Five and Thumotic.
The book is in a similar vein to the above, but in a more ordered manner. 5 sections: Health, Money, Sex, Wisdom and Purpose. Each section is readable, and gives an insight but no deep explanation. If you like to browse a topic and study it further with your own research this book is very helpful. Towards the end of the book the author, Jonathan Frost, gives a suggestion to take the next 5 months and focus on 1 of the aforementioned areas. The first being Money. If you’re a young man, feeling slightly lost in career and life, I’d recommend this book to you. I enjoyed reading it and would like to write something similar myself. It’s a very helpful guide.
by Dirt Man
Most recently, I purchased End Game by Dirt Man. Encouraged by the success of those last 2 books, I paid my dollars understanding that this would be Dirt’s short, but impactful, lessons of life. Short is true, and it was the first book to disappoint me in quite a while. (Maybe I should read more?)
After reading this post only, I went ahead and grabbed the book. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I expected. Dirt Man appears to be a very smart guy, but in trying to show this through his writing he loses what was promised. There’s great parts – particularly Chapter 6 where he sums up women, work and enjoying life. In this chapter he talks straight and without using parables for points. Perhaps after reading those other 2 books I wasn’t expecting this, and Dirt Man certainly can’t be blamed for that. In summary, I’d recommend reading his blog before buying his book.
Those are the 3 from this ‘Manosphere’ that I’ve read.. but shout outs to Robert Koch of 30 Days to X for his book ‘Brains and Brawn’. A great, simple guide that is as well written as his blog. It’s very basic, and again short. I feel this would work well as a free download introducing anyone to his site, but currently it sits on Amazon for .99 cents so why not help out a writer rather than making your McDonald’s supersize. (Excuse me if that doesn’t cost 99 cents. Don’t get all angry that I got their menu wrong)
Monday and Thursday
I’m 6 hours a head of most people reading this… so check back here Monday and Thursday mornings, or follow me on Twitter for the latest updates. Buy some books, read some books, write some books! Leave your comments below if you happen to have read any of the above. I’d like to discuss them all