Matterhorn Deodorant

Getting a little sweaty doing Ultra Manly works? Building up some perspiration reading the more intense parts of Matterhorn? Introducing a new Ultra Manly/Old Spice joint effort*: Matterhorn deodorant Old Spice describes it as such: Old Spice Matterhorn smells so much like a fresh mountain that if your lady friends ever summit the actual Matterhorn […]

Dave’s Top Ten

I didn’t care for reading when I was younger, and was only turned on to reading after realizing that espresso and hand rolled cigarettes alone didn’t make you an intellectual. I have since jumped right in, studying creative writing and English education. I enjoy a good story, but only when it is backed up with […]

Matterhorn Character List

An inherent problem of reading a book about an army is that there are a lot of characters.  I personally had a hard time keeping all of the characters straight in Matterhorn. So while the book has a chart in the front of it, I put together an expanded, more complete version.  The chart adds […]

October Book Club: Matterhorn PREview

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War    Karl Marlantes I’m really excited for the October book club book, Matterhorn.  I just finished reading the book, and I have to say that it’s one of my favorite war novels.  The book is told from a young Lieutenant’s point of view just as he enters the […]

Banned Book Week

Today marks the beginning of Banned Book Week.  It’s put on by the American Library Association in honor of some of the most infuential books for our time.  Here’s what the ALA says about it: Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last […]

Review: Round Ireland With a Fridge

Round Ireland with a Fridge Tony Hawks [xrrgroup][xrr rating=3.5/5] [xrr rating=3/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Some books seem to be written purely for the enjoyment of the author. There is of course no problem with that, provided that the reader and the author have a similar sense of humor, and view life through similar lenses. […]

Review: Hunger Games Leaving Us Hungry For More?

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4/5] [xrr rating=4/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Bad pun aside, I should probably clarify the title of this post. Overwhelmingly, the Ultra Manly contributors all gave The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a great score. To risk ridicule and insults due to the popularity of this series, I gotta […]

Zach’s Top Ten

I feel like I have a pretty diverse taste in books, and that is reflected in my favorite books.  My first criteria is, and always will be, entertainment.  Like a good action movie, there doesn’t have to be a ton of meat to a book as long as it keeps my interested and the pages […]

Hunger Games Book Club Open Thread

The Hunger Games 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. Add your thoughts to the comment section of this post Easy. Looking for some ideas on what to talk about? […]

Cory’s Top Ten

My top ten manly-book list is definitely different than my all time favorites list.  That compilation, which would put me at risk of sounding like a prepubescent nerd, would have all 7 Harry Potter books on it… but that’s for another day! My top-ten many-book list is all about one thing: Entertaintenment.  I’m a typical guy.  […]