Books for Guys that actually like to Read

i’ve never really been into relationship books. i typically do well enough on my own, so i never had the need to read one. well, i finally broke down and bought “Married Man’s Sex Life” and i have to admit… was REALLY good. i’ve let 2 female friends read it and both loved it. well, i posted before about his new book so i figured now i’d give the new book it’s own BFGTALTR post in hopes that i cop a free copy to bring light to you guys to give this book a run. haven’t read it, but knowing Athol….it’s gold.

“How To Answer “Do These Pants Make My Ass Look Fat?”- by Athol Kay

per amazon: “A collection of 101 brilliant and hilariously true short essays that everyone interested in love, sex and marriage needs to read. A fearless intellect coupled with a compassionate spirit, Athol ruthlessly tosses out the politically correct bath water but keeps the babies safe. At times controversial, at times wickedly funny, but always a powerful voice for love, marriage and hope.”

Athol is a good guy. i’ve talked to him a few times and i’m 100% behind his message. get the book and learn how to dodge the relationship grenades ladies will throw at you. you can also check out his website at:

todays music will be one of my all-time bands: Joy Division. Joy Division was THE post-punk band. you can thank them for them for the great music movement known as: alternative back in the late 80’s mid 90’s. then grunge stuff took over. they formed in 1976 and disbanded and formed “New Order” after the lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself. the music was dark and brooding (which is right up my alley) and peter hook is one of my all-time favorite bassists. so….let’s get to it.

the below song is a VERY RARE recording. seriously. this was the first time i’ve heard a studio version of “ceremony” by JD. New Order covered it on their first album.

their most famous song, and have of Spooky

my SECOND have JD song

this one is apropos for the next 5 weeks as i try and bag a turkey

9 Comments on “Books for Guys that actually like to Read”

  1. Podsnap says:

    the below song is a VERY RARE recording. seriously. this was the first time i’ve heard a studio version of “ceremony” by JD. New Order covered it on their first album.

    Thanks for that- first studio version I’ve heard also.

    New Order didn’t have Ceremony on thier first album – rather it was their first single.

  2. jez says:

    Ah, Joy Division.

    May I add two more links, Danny? Both from — disgracefully — their one and only appearance on British national TV (Shadowplay, your first link, was a regional TV programme).

    This was in September 1979, eight months before Ian killed himself. With a bit of “punk poet” John Cooper Clarke thrown in as well, for some reason. What an astonishing band they were by this point. Yet look at the audience — immobile, unaware that they are witnessing something extraordinary.

    First up: Transmission. This is almost too good. You think: Jeez, listen to that bass. Jeez, look at what Stephen Morris (drums) is actually doing. Jeez, those lyrics. Etc.

    And from the same session: a blistering version of She’s Lost Control. Lyrics by Ian, about a fellow epileptic. Man, look at his eyes:

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Dear Jez-

      I love you. I hope you post more often. Please….don’t make me beg Love.

      • jez says:

        How kind.

        Have you seen Control, the 2007 film by Anton Corbijn? Worth watching, in my view.

        In a few words, it’s the life of Ian Curtis, 1973-80. He is played by Sam Riley, who looks somewhat like him, although a bit beefier. In fact all four actor-musicians look right, and they took the trouble to learn all the songs properly too.

        Sam also nails Ian’s weird dancing. Here’s a bit of Dead Souls, which became JD’s usual opening number at gigs:

  3. Danny,

    Athol wrote a book entitled “How To Answer “Do These Pants Make My Ass Look Fat?” ?

    Isn’t the answer simply ‘Keep yer mouth firmly shut’?!
    If you answer yes, you’re dead.
    If you answer ‘no’, you’ve just failed her fitness test, and so, you’re dead.
    Yer can’t win this one!

    How long is this book?

  4. just visiting says:

    His book should be required reading for any couple thinking about marriage, or looking to improve their marriage. Very wise soul.

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