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Best Books For Men

These are the top books for men according to the web’s most popular book blogs. Ranked by how often they were featured, each of the books on this list was featured in at least three of the articles, with our winning book appearing in nearly a quarter of all of the rankings.

Recommendations from 63 articles, Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Gates and 182 others.
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - Jan 03, 2020 (first published in 1936)
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice th...
The Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
David Deida - Feb 01, 2017 (first published in 1997)
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The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire, Today, men of all ages continue to struggle with these universal chall...
Dressing the Man
Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Alan Flusser - Oct 01, 2002
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Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern...
No More Mr Nice Guy
A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Robert A. Glover - Jan 08, 2003 (first published in 2000)
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Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome" trying too hard to please others while neglecting one's own needs, thus caus...
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - Jan 01, 2002 (first published in 1960)
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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.Compassio...
The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene - Sep 01, 2000 (first published in 1998)
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This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages....
The Road
Cormac McCarthy - Mar 28, 2006
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The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, ...
The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell - Jun 07, 2011 (first published in 2008)
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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to w...
Rich Dad Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert T. Kiyosaki - Apr 11, 2017 (first published in 1997)
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April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best ...
Wild at Heart
Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
John Eldredge - Apr 17, 2011 (first published in 2001)
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God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder th...
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Dec 31, 2020
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One of the books that 'everybody should read', this was named the '2nd greatest novel of the 20th century' by the Modern Library and it has now been filmed six times, including the latest version directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio....
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Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Models by Mark Manson
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
Mastery by Robert Greene
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Watchmen by Alan Moore
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Kingdom Man by Tony Evans
The 50th Law by Robert Greene
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
Gentleman by Bernhard Roetzel
Cool by Greg Foley
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes
Getting Things Done by David Allen
The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
The Dude's Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Fire in the Belly by Sam Keen
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Odyssey by Homer
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Ulysses by James Joyce
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis