Best Authors for Men

Today is National Author’s Day.  We all know that not every person who writes a book should be celebrated (Stephenie Meyer, Chelsea Handler, Nick Sparks), and now that I look at my examples, some writers shouldn’t even be considered “authors”.  That said, there are many, many great authors whom we should honor. The following list […]

Matterhorn REview

Matterhorn Karl Marlantes [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4/5] [xrr rating=5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup] I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Matterhorn was the best all-around book club book we’ve done so far.  Except it’s not really that big of a risk as the book is freaking great.  There have been some books (i.e. Shadow of […]

No Words Can Describe The Awesomeness…

  If a normal picture is worth a thousand word, this one is worth a million.  From now on whenever anyone asks what we are all about, I will just show them this picture.  This should be the entire About Us section. That’s all.

Matterhorn Book Club Open Thread

The Matterhorn  book club is HERE! Remember, there’s two ways to join the on-line discussion: On twitter. Search for the Ultra Manly Book Club hashtag: #iUMBC, then post with that hashtag to join in.  The official club is tonight at 9:00 CST, but feel free to comment whenever. Add your thoughts to the comment section […]

Jimmy Fallon’s Do Not Read List

Yesterday we gave some books that are NOT for men. Jimmy Fallon obviously is on board with helping guys choose what to read and what to avoid. See the below videos and be thankful that you avoided these books!

The Absolute WORST Books for Men

Men, have you been seduced by cheap marketing tricks such as “New York Times Bestselling” or the phrase “Everybody’s reading it”?  Have you picked up these strongly recommended books only to discover that reading it is like eating one of those wildly over-rated Jelly Bellies that taste like boogers or vomit?  Have you been tricked […]

You Are What You Read

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect we should ask him what books he reads.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, but what about what you read?  If your physical makeup is determined by what you feed your body, shouldn’t we assume that your mental makeup […]

Matterhorn the RIDE!!!

You can see how dedicated we are to the book club, not just in our PREviews and REviews, but also in how we go the extra mile to immerse our readers in the book club experience. For instance, last week we brought you Matterhorn Deodorant, this week we do you one better. Introducing a new […]

The Starbucks Effect Becoming the Amazon Effect?

(I, apparently, have given up on pretending to not be obsessed with all things Kindle.)  Yesterday’s post about Amazon Kindle partnering with local libraries got me thinking about the role of eBooks in the reading market.  With Amazon now offering direct lending between users, library lending, textbook borrowing, and free out of copyright books, I […]

Kindle Library Lending: Yes. Sir.

At the risk of making it seem like we’re obsessed with the Kindle on this site, I have to admit: I’m obsessed with the Kindle.  Especially after experiencing first-hand Amazon’s latest feature myself: Library Lending. Amazon announced last month a partnership with 11,000 libraries, where all you need is a library card to get access […]