Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Note: In honor of what The Domino Project is doing with End Malaria Day, we are reviewing their latest book release, Read This Before Our Next Meeting.  Today, Project Domino is selling a collaboration of essays from 61 of the most well known business writers for $20 and donating that ENTIRE $20 to Malaria No […]

6 Ways to Get Involved

  We’ve had a bunch of questions lately asking how this whole online book club thing works, so I wanted to officially set the ground rules for the Ultra Manly Book Club. First of all, the whole idea of iUMBC is to build a community of men who read. This website is a place where […]

The Movie Was Good, but the Book Was Better (50 Manly Books Turned into Movies)

What’s the best part about going to see a movie? Being able to demonstrate how much better you are than your co-movie goers by comparing the movie to the book. Fortunately, you can do this more often that you’d think. Many of our favorite testosterone-packed movies aren’t as original as we originally think they are.  […]

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September Book Club: Hunger Games Preview

The Hunger Games trilogy is one of the most read series in the last two years.  It’s been on the New York Times bestselling list over 100 straight weeks.  While written primarily for young adults, it quickly grew beyond any specific category and has grown into a true global phenomenon.  The books has become so influential that […]

Best Books for Young Men

Most men who enjoy reading as an adult, started reading as a boy. We’ve compiled a list of great books every young man will enjoy. Whether it’s the story of Ender Wiggin beating the crap out of other kids in space or Brian Robeson surviving the wilderness with a hatchet, these books are guaranteed to […]

Books for Taking Hurricane Irene Like a Man

As manly men, we have a duty to stand in the face of fear and laugh at it.  That’s why while some of us are stuck in our homes in the midst of Hurricane Irene, we read books that have Hurricanes in them.  Its our little way of telling Irene where she can stick it.  […]

Review: The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City Erik Larson [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4.5/5] [xrr rating=4/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     I have a terrible imagination, and I’m pretty bad at picturing past events in my mind.  Maybe that’s why Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City was such a great read for me.  He accomplished 2 impressive feats […]

America’s Literacy Rate: Surprising Statistics

While conducting some research on literacy levels in the US, I came across some surprising statistics. Whether you blame it on the TV, lack of time, or lack of energy, it seems there are fewer and fewer people reading these days. This is a problem, one that not only affects our imaginations and recreations, but […]

Real Men Read

38B5PNYSVH4C Real Men Read Real men read. Why? Reading gives us a source of entertainment and escape that isn’t spelled T-V. Reading helps us develop our analytical and critical thinking skills. Reading gives us something intelligent to discuss with our managers. Reading allows us to say “the book was better” when we see a new […]

Review: Blind Descent

Blind Descent James Tabor [xrrgroup][xrr rating=3/5] [xrr rating=4.25/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Imagine the very worst place on earth you can think of.  Now multiply that by a hundred.  Add to it the threat of starvation, dehydration, hypothermia, falling hundreds of feet, hallucinations, drowning, losing your sanity and literally getting stuck between a rock and a hard […]