Great Books For Men



No, but let's be serious for a moment. One of the greatest things about the Manosphere is the fact that it encourages one to be auto didactic.Useful, lasting advice on how to make your way through a mad as a hatter world.

Introducing the Great Books For Men list.

Here's how shits going to go down. This post is essentially a giant fuck off list of book recommendations, dedicated to a plethora of fields. What kind of stuff? Whatever the bloody fuck you want, son! Whether it is history, science, philosophy, game, literature, anthropology, etc, the Great Books For Men post (link at the top of the page) will list out books that are genuinely great in their field. If the book is good enough to add to a subheading, I will subsequently do so. If you have any recommendations, send them in or comment down below. Obviously, I have only so much time on my hands, but hopefully, this, over the next while, will evolve into a detailed, useful and comprehensive list.

So, here's a few lists.

Books to improve your health:
Good Calories/Bad Calories (or The Diet Delusion): Gary Taubes.
Why We Get Fat:  Gary Taubes
The Paleo Solution: Robb Wolf
Body of a Spartan: Victor Pride
The 4 Hour Body: Tim Ferris

Books to improve your understanding of economics:
Debunking Economics: Steve Keen
The Road to Serfdom: Freddie Von Hayek
The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness: Nicolas Nassim Taleb
The Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith
An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Thomas C Taylor

Books to improve your day to day social skills:
How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie
The 48 Laws of Power: Robert Greene
The Art of Seduction: Robert Greene
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion: Robert B Cialdini

Books of philosophy:
Ethics: Aristotle
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Nietzsche
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography
Tractus: Wittgenstein
The Prince: Machiavelli
Essays: Schopenhauer
Propaganda: Edward Bernays
Meditations: Marcus Aurelius
Antifragile: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Birth of Tragedy: Nietzsche 
The Way of Men: Jack Donovan
The Irrational Atheist:Theodore Bale
Decline of the West: Oswald Spengler

Literature which are brilliant examples of game/anti game:
Don Juan: Lord Byron
A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennessee Williams
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Milan Kundera
Macbeth: William Shakespeare
Villette: Bronte
Ulysses: James Joyce
The Canterbury Tales (Wife of Bath): Chaucer
The Seducer's Diary: Kierkegaard

Brilliant fiction/Red Pill fiction:
Don Quixote: Cervantes
Journey To The Centre of the Night: Louis Ferdinand Celine
Infinite Jest/The Pale King: David Foster Wallace
Collected Works of William Shakespeare
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Hunter S Thompson
Blood Meredian: Cormac McCarthy
In Search of Lost Time: Marcel Proust
2666: Roberto Bolano
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Milan Kundera
A Confederacy of Dunces: John Kennedy Toole
Don Juan: Lord Byron
Hunger: Knut Hamsun
Ulysses: James Joyce
Moby Dick: Herman Melville
Murphy: Samuel Beckett
The Third Policeman: Flann O Brian
The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Devils: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: Ken Kesey

Thinking, Fast and Slow: Daniel Kahneman
Bad Pharma: Ben Goldacre
The Selfish Gene: Richard Dawkins
The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg

So stop playing video games you fucking pussy. You're better than that. Get the books out, free up some time, have a project. Become a Renaissance Man.

The list will be updated whenever I feel like it.


  1. Thank you for this list of great pieces, I'm gonna improve myself by reading these books.

  2. Some great stuff on here. I'll suggest more later, but for now:

    Red Pill Literature: Shakespeare's "Othello", Fielding's "Tom Jones", Thackeray's "Vanity Fair", and Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

    Economics: de Soto's "The Mystery of Capital"

    Philosophy: Aristotle's "Rhetoric" (mind-blowingly relevant to today), Hicks' "Explaining Postmodernism"

    Fitness: Rippetoe's "Starting Strength"

    1. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's is brilliant. Added. Tom Jones looks good. Marked. Never heard of some of this, but I've read Vox Day speak about Rhetoric and The Hicks book. Starting Strength is another one. Cheers. you've gotten me to get off my arse to read these ones.

      More would be great. Keep em coming.

  3. I love Nietzsche but of all his books, Thus Spake Zarathustra is probably the hardest to understand. I don't imagine a lot of people come to this list and decide to read Nietzsche, when there are so many more practical options on the table, but if they did, they would be much better served by reading Beyond Good and Evil.

    1. It was the first one I read, and it was certainly the most memorable of his. But I hear what youre saying, and yous are probably right en aw. It's probably better to fucken buy a how to understand Heidegger guide, than try and hopelessly slog through 800 pages of Being and Time. That might be a better way to organize all this philosophy material?

  4. Camus- "myth of Sisyphus"

    1. That's another great book man. Added to the list.

  5. Great list, i have already read a great share os these books and agree with almost all of them. And yesterday bought Selfish Gene and Thinking, Fast and Slow also. Bookmarking this for future references...