Friday, November 1

10E2267: The Art of Manliness Book Club

10e readers may or may not be familiar with The Art of Manliness site. Since 2008 (!) they have done a consistent job of walking the line on sincere discussions of 21st century masculinity without falling into arch or camp or 'roid rants. Examples of most popular articles include How to Shave Like Your Grandpa, How to Tie a Tie, How to Carve a Turkey, 9 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches, etc...

A further example of enlightenment here is their book club that currently counts over 900 members as active. Started this summer the readings so far have been, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and this month Gates ofFire. As their choice of graphic suggests, these picks are all consistent with the idea of self improvement [one could say that about most reading -ed.]. Readers that care to borrow a copy from their library can search WorldCat for the nearest copy.