The Ultimate Guide to Being a Man

the sphere is not short on writer’s and their books. i’ve read a few and have nothing bad to say about any of them. well, i was sorting through books to take to vegas to read if we’re ever lounging outside and i stumbled upon a book i realized i should have posted about LOOOOOOOONG ago.

i was home in NO and stopped in my local used book shop where they have a decent antique books section. in case you haven’t been keeping score, i LOVE antique books. i collect them. well, i ran across a book titled, “The Intellectual Life”, by Phillip G. Hamerton: dated 1877, first edition, published in boston. Cost me $12.

i can’t read it though. if it’s not treated gingerly, the pages may come off the binding. but what little I could read piqued my interest.

on a hunch, i looked it up in amazon and i found a paperback copy. once i got it, i nosed through it and was amazed at how thorough it is at dealing with every aspect of a man’s life and how to maximize your potential. this book isn’t just about being a ladies man, or being able to get laid, demonizing feminism, or impressing anyone of your peers or co-workers.

it’s about being the best YOU you can be and maximizing your potential to have a satisfying life.

and yes, he does cover women. but he also talks about: education, etiquette, humility, politics, etc. i can’t stress how good this book is. i haven’t read it cover to cover, but the sections that I read and were interested in were fascinating.

if any of you cop this and want to do a review, let me know and i’ll post it. just head over to any of the blogs that are amazon associates (notably Cappy Cap and VLM ) and get your copy. it’s $8.99 paperback and the kindle version is………FREE.

do yourself a favor and check it out. you really have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain.

the original and the "readable" version.

the original and the “readable” version.

see, told yah.

see, told yah.

tomorrow, i head to Vegas. miss me. some mood music for those of you that won’t be there. world domination, we’ll be riding the apocalypse and having a BLAST.

i’m back in NO now and headed straight to the city. dropped into Tropical Isle and my boy Tim was working. I mentioned Tim in my post “guide to NO”.

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this is the gyro place i mentioned in last nights post.

this is the gyro place i mentioned in last nights post.

central deli on decatur where i bought....

central deli on decatur where i bought….

....THIS. nommy nom nommers.

….THIS. nommy nom nommers.

stay up.


14 Comments on “The Ultimate Guide to Being a Man”

  1. ar10308 says:

    FYI to all, I had to search for “Philip Gilbert Hamerton” exactly in order to get the search to come up with the right book.

  2. “it’s about being the best YOU you can be and maximizing your potential to have a satisfying life” gotta love that … 🙂

  3. Zorro says:

    http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Hamerton&sts=t&tn=The+Intellectual+Life

    Because you’re Danny, I will buy and read this book.

    If you were Captain Crapitalism, or Roosh, or some other Internet faggot…forget it.

    You are the dude.

  4. earl says:

    I’ll kindle that bad boy. Books are becoming far more entertaining than tv.

  5. javaloco says:

    uh oh. Cueing up GBFM?

  6. Reblogged this on Errant Buckeye and commented:
    In which Danny tips us off about a book called The Intellectual Life by Phillip G Hamerton, an oldie but goodie from 1877. The Kindle edition is free, so get that app and download it. I’ve been picking away at various sections and have found it informative and insightful. Hamerton, like many other 1800s writers, tends to write long and winding sentences, but they thankfully don’t obscure his message. Some of it comes down to “less is more” and how focus of work works better than hours spent at work. Specifically, worry more about wasting hours than minutes.
    As an aside, his section on language and how taking a week to learn the “survival” words and phrases will work better for traveling than mastering this and that grammar rang true with me. I’ve found Koreans will forgive poor grammar if I got the main idea or key words right in a given expression. Enjoy!


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