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by Brett & Kate McKay on July 18, 2009 · 5 comments

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Downloadable Book and Movie Lists

Many of you have requested simple lists with just the titles of our popular book and movie lists for men. Well, your wish is our command. We’ve made PDFs of them for your enjoyment and use:

Print them off and check off which books and movies you’ve consumed.

Announcing the Winner of the Compleat Gentleman Giveaway

It was quite interesting to read through everyone’s musings on men who demonstrated or disregarded the art of sprezzatura. We randomly selected two entries from those who left comments and the winners are……

Ed G. who selected Atticus Finch and

David who selected Robert E. Lee

If you weren’t lucky enough to win, but are still interested in learning more about what it means to be a man, be sure to pick up a copy of the Compleat Gentleman.

Announcing the Winner of the PhotoGroup Father-themed Photo Contest

Voting was open to members of the PhotoGroup and they selected Woody’s photo as the winner. Here is his winning shot (which was taken by a camera phone!) along with the story he submitted with the photo:

barber“I took this photo of my Father-in-Law taking a brief moment from his regularly busy work day, at his 90-year old barbershop, that has been handed down from father to son for three generations. This photo captures the reality of how hard he works on a daily basis for his family. He literally works to the point of exhaustion, and provides in a way that a father should. So Happy Father’s Day Leonard.”

Many thanks to Hawaiiabera for sponsoring the prize for this contest and to the huhman for all the tireless work he put into making the contest a great success.

Art of Manliness T-Shirts

This week we launched our new line of Art of Manliness t-shirts. Designed by Tankfarm Clothing, they’re pretty awesome. Check out the designs and spread the Art of Manliness message around your hometown.

Around the Community This Week

When you’re talking to people at your class reunion and measuring how you’ve done in life against your old classmates, what makes you feel like you’ve been a success? Tyler wants to know what defines a “successful man.

I posted about a must-read article from Time Magazine: “Is There Hope for the American Marriage?” Weigh in on what’s plaguing the state of matrimony in this country.

Matthew wants to know, “Is swearing manly or unmanly?” When, if ever, is it okay to talk like a sailor?

JD is seeking advice on what to pack for a picnic with a lady.

Nick started a discussion about boat shoes. What kind do you wear and should you ever wear them with socks?

The Lumberjack posted some excellent excerpts from a dynamite book: The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont.

Joseph posted some good tips for making road trips go smoother.

In the Exercise Group, John started a great discussion about bodyweight exercises and workouts. Be sure to also check out a discussion they’ve been having about P90X.

As if he didn’t have his hands full with the Philosopher’s Group, the prolific Shaun has started a Men in the Kitchen Group. Drop in on the discussion he started about your favorite recipes. Of course he didn’t neglect his Philosopher duties and posted some questions for that group as well:

What was it about the gladiators that brought people out in droves, and could it happen again today?

Should couples wait until after marriage before having sex? What about waiting until after marriage to have babies?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 cl July 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Thank you for the book lists, much appreciated.

2 Andrew July 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Since having to sign up for a website just to download a PDF is incredibly frustrating, feel free to use this login:

Username: artofmanliness
Password: wetshave

It may be better to link directly to the PDF or put it on Google Docs or Drop.io.

Thank you for making these though!

3 Brett July 19, 2009 at 11:09 pm


I put the pdf’s on docstoc rather than my personal site in order to save on bandwidth. Most people wanted the list so they could print them off. You can do that with docstoc without a membership. If you want to download it, you do need a membership. I didn’t think people were wanting to download them and store it on their computer.

You’re right, I could put it on google docs. I’ll look into that.

4 Andrew July 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm


Ah ha! I did not see the print button there. I was thinking one could throw it on their iPhone or mobile and save some paper though.

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