The Literary Man Cave

In theory, we love the idea of the newly debuted Man Cave. Hosted by Adams Media, it’s  an online bookstore targeted directly at male readers and those who buy gifts for them, according to Publishers Weekly. How perfect!

“Men tend to be the most challenging people to shop for,” says an Adams Media marketer. And the Man Cave site boasts of having the solution: “Yes, guys do read—they like it, in fact. It’s here that you’ll find the perfect gift for the man in your life.” But check out the selection of titles: How Do You Light a Fart?, 100 Sexiest Women in Comics, and Sweet ’Stache: 50 Badass Mustaches and the Faces Who Sport Them, to name just a few.

Ahh … so they didn’t mean literary novels and memoirs that might appeal to not-big-reader guys. They meant gifty books that nobody really wants but that are stamped “For Guys.” Books about farts and mustaches. You know, the book equivalent of a tie printed with golf tees.

What would you suggest for a real literary man cave?

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  1. mintyr reblogged this from ajaymurthy
  2. crimsonvermillion answered:…
  3. dudeimswag answered: ammm we need to teach them how to dougie
  4. littlefish646661 answered: Fight Club
  5. ablackbrick answered: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, Corto Maltese (comic books) by Hugo Pratt, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
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  7. nikileaks answered: um. My husband requested Gramsci for Christmas. I don’t think this Man Cave site is going to help me.
  8. xombiewoof reblogged this from utnereader
  9. tornadoquest answered: Fiction: Anything by P.G. Wodehouse. Non-fiction: Knocking On Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall
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  12. darkuncle answered: The Lord of the Rings
  13. 909miles answered: Hemingway and a serious attitude.
  14. ajaymurthy reblogged this from utnereader and added:
    The Literary Man Cave In theory, we love the idea of the newly debuted Man Cave. Hosted by Adams Media, it’s an online...
  15. trans-shosh answered: مافهمت !
  16. babylonfalling said: on the ground: an illustrated anecdotal history of the sixties underground press the chauvinism of the era guarantees its manliness
  17. neblina answered: a cafe that serves Ron Swanson food and books about everything (like everybody duh). Leather & wood w/ prints of artistically naked women
  18. littlepieceofabigsoul answered: Henry Miller, Hemingway, Bill Bryson, Pint Sized Ireland, Ghost Rider
  19. diegueno answered: How does a guy who read Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps as a tween answer this?
  20. swanielrosecullenquartermaine reblogged this from utnereader and added:
    Big bookshelves everywhere in my ideal rose gold master bedroom….and mini ones underneath my ideal rose gold sun porch!...
  21. listofnow answered: I know quite a few guys who are politics wonks, film, music and history buffs. Quite a lot of choices there!
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