GQ Interview with Art of Fielding author: Chad Harbach

Below is an excerpt from a September GQ interview with Chad Harbach. He has an interesting story. For the full interview click here. In Chad Harbach’s debut novel, The Art of Fielding, the tribulations of a star shortstop at a small liberal arts college take on a Herculean feel. A victim of a sudden and […]

Book Club Pictures

The Kansas City Chapter of the Ultra Manly Book Club was kind enough to send in pictures of their last book club going over Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. They even had an Ultra Manly Secret Santa (before you make fun of it, take a gander at some of the gifts) to get into the spirit […]

What Would You Like to See From iUMBC in 2012?

We’ve had quite a run these last few months as we build up our quaint little blog.  We’ve done reviews, previews, jokes, and obsessed about ebooks.  As we look towards 2012, what are some things that you’d like to see? Are there resources you’d like us to add? Do you want polls on the site? […]

Jimmy Fallon’s Do Not Read List #3

Love me some Jimmy Fallon.

Best of 2011: Book Club Books Review

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011. Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. This year marks the first full calendar year for the Ultra Manly Book Club.  Looking back over all of the books we’ve done throughout […]

Best of 2011: Science Fiction & Fantasy

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011. Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. A lot of adults write off science fiction and fantasy novels as Young Adult books and, as a result, never even think to pick […]

Best of 2011: Biographies and Memoirs

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011.  Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. Most men skip the fiction/mystery/sci-fi/fantasy sections all together and go straight to the non-fiction section.  A large part of the non-fiction genre are memoirs […]

Facebook vs Real Books

December Book Club: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter REview

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith     Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ended up as a battle royale between the “meatheads” and the “literary snobs”.  There was wide dissension on whether on not the book is worth reading at all.  On one hand it was poorly written, on the other: its Abraham Freaking Lincoln killing […]

Best of Books of 2011: Amazon’s Top Sellers

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011.  Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. We’ll start with what basically amount to the People’s Choice Awards for books, Amazon’s Best Selling Books of 2011.  This shows, not just what […]