September 2009

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Manvotional: Allan Quatermain on Death

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from Molly Des Jardin Editor’s note: The commentary and selection for this manvotional comes from Sam, an AoM Community member. Nothing quenches my thirst for adventure quite like the books of H. Rider Haggard. This summer I discovered him when I read “King Solomon’s Mines” and its sequel. While the first book is a […]

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The Weekly Round-Up: September 12, 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Hutch Returns! Some of you may remember that AoM’s contributing writer and resident adventurer Chris Hutcheson had planned to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro and help raise money for Childreach International. Well Hutch is back from Africa and reports that while it was the hardest thing he’s ever done, it was awesome and worth it. And as […]

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How to Be a Hobo

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life Am I the only boy who secretly dreamed of  becoming a hobo? Riding the rails, traveling across the country, and carrying everything you own on your back has a romance that appeals to every man’s desire to wander. In a 1937 issue of Esquiremagazine, an anonymous writer penned an article called “The Bum […]

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So You Want My Job: Entrepreneur

by Antonio

There are some topics I know a great deal about, and some topics I don’t. Style and fashion would fall into that latter category. But I know enough to understand that how we look is absolutely critical to how other perceive us and how we feel about ourselves. So when I started the Art of […]

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A Cowboy in the Jungle: Theodore Roosevelt and the River of Doubt

by Chris

“Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die.” -Theodore Roosevelt Sailing out of the New York harbor, Theodore Roosevelt had little indication that the journey he was embarking on, which he had referred to as “a delightful holiday” with “just the right amount of adventure,” would be the hardest test of […]

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A Treatise on the Mustache

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This impassioned (and fun to read!) article on the virtues of mustache-manship comes from Abdul R. Chaballout. Enjoy. For those of us who have forgotten life in the United States before the 1980′s, the sudden appearance of Brad Pitt and Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi, parading with freshly blossomed mustaches may seem random […]

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Manvotional: Thomas Carlyle’s Advice to Young Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

Back in 1852, a young man wrote Scottish writer, historian, and educator Thomas Carlyle asking for suggestions on books to read. A small Scottish provincial newspaper published Carlyle’s response.  In his response, Carlyle advises the young man to stay away from fluff, study history, and read about ideas he’s curious about. Moreover, Carlyle encourages the young […]

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The Weekly Round-Up

by Brett & Kate McKay

Art of Manliness Contests Congratulations to Daniel Fryar from Colorado and David Jones from Wisconsin for winning the Retribing Giveaway. If you didn’t win, consider picking up a copy of Retribing to help teach a young man you know about the importance of mentorship. Picks from the Art of Manliness Archives If you’re new to […]

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How to Unclog a Toilet Like a Plumber

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s every man’s worst fear. You’re at someone’s house, you  finish doing your business and flush the toilet, but instead of going down, the water comes up along with whatever you just deposited in the bowl. Would you be paralyzed with panic in that moment? Or do you know what to do? For some reason, […]

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So You Want My Job: Professional Wrestler

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today’s interview is quite a departure from our usual fare! King Dabada is […]

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Dealing with Male Depression

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life Editor’s note: This is a guest post from S.M. Leahy. Mr. Leahy is a student studying at Columbia University. He is originally from Virginia. A man will have faults.  An overweight man can look at himself and take the steps needed to shed pounds.  A man with poor eyesight can wear glasses or […]

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The Best of Art of Manliness: August 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

I can’t believe summer is almost over. It went by fast. Thankfully, for the first time in 21 years I won’t be going back to school this fall. It feels sort of weird. Anyway, August was a great month at the Art of Manliness. Lots of great comments in the posts and lots of manly activity […]

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