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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 135 articles, Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon and 366 others.
Best Books For Men
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How to Win Friends and Influence People book cover
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Updated For the Next Generation of Leaders
Dale Carnegie, Robert Petkoff, Donna Dale Carnegie, Simon & Schuster Audio - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1936)
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Discover the secrets to effective communication, building relationships, and achieving success in Dale Carnegie's timeless bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People. This updated edition, carefully restored and edited by Dale's daughter, Donna, offers readers priceless material from the original 1936 text. With practical advice and engaging storytelling, Carnegie teaches readers how to make people like them, increase their influence, and navigate any social situation. Learn from one of history's most influential motivational guides and transform your personal and professional life.
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The Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
David Deida - 2004-01-01 (first published in 1997)
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This book delves into spirituality, relationships, and sexual desire to provide practical insights for men struggling with challenges in these areas. The author encourages men to move beyond toxic masculinity and the overly-sensitive archetype to embrace a fuller expression of consciousness and love. A classic that remains relevant today, this book is a must-read for any man seeking to give his best to the world.
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No More Mr Nice Guy
A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Robert A. Glover - 2003-01-08 (first published in 2000)
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Unleash Your Inner Badass: Learn How to Stop Being a "Nice Guy" and Finally Get What You Want in Life. This book, written by a certified marriage and family therapist, explores the concept of the "Nice Guy Syndrome" and how it leads to unhappiness and resentment. Dr. Robert Glover provides readers with the tools to ensure their needs are met, express their emotions, have a fulfilling sex life, embrace their masculinity, and form meaningful relationships with other men. Stop seeking approval and start living up to your creative potential.
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1959)
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Discover how to find meaning in suffering and move forward with renewed purpose by exploring the riveting memoir of a psychiatrist who survived Nazi death camps. In this influential book, based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, the author argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it and find meaning in it through his theory of logotherapy. This book is a must-read for anyone searching for significance in the act of living.
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Marcus Aurelius - 2006-04-27 (first published in 180)
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Explore the wisdom of a great Stoic philosopher with this pocket-sized classic. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, this beautifully-crafted edition features personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius on how to live virtuously in an unpredictable world. Translated by A. S. L. Farquharson and with an introduction by John Sellars, this book showcases the clarity of writing and uprightness that made Aurelius one of Stoicism's finest advocates. Discover his aphorisms on keeping a calm and rational mind even in the face of life's vicissitudes.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey - 2004-11-09 (first published in 1988)
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Discover the life-changing model that became an instant sensation when released. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is an education in living life effectively and achieving success. Learn how to implement Covey's model and understand the hidden implications in this complete and comprehensive guide. Don't miss out on the simple things you can do to navigate your life correctly and become highly effective in all areas of your life.
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson - 2016-09-13
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This self-help guide takes a realistic and raw approach to improving our lives. Forget positivity, acceptance is key, according to the author, who argues that we should confront painful truths and embrace our limitations. The book encourages readers to focus on what truly matters and find wealth in experiences rather than material possessions. The no-holds-barred writing style, filled with humor and real-life anecdotes, provides a refreshing perspective on how to lead a contented and grounded life.
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George Orwell - 2022-07-01 (first published in 1949)
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This influential text from the 20th century delves into a dark and dystopian world unlike any other. Written in 1949 by political satirist George Orwell, the novel portrays a totalitarian society that is both bureaucratic and terrifying. The author's foresight in predicting the future of modern life is remarkable, with themes that are still relevant today. Taking readers through a journey of surveillance, propaganda, and isolation, it is no wonder why 1984 is among the most terrifying novels ever written. A must-read for those seeking a thought-provoking exploration of individuality and the true extent of government control.
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The Road
Cormac McCarthy - 2006-10-02
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In a desolate, post-apocalyptic America, a father and son trek towards an unknown West Coast in a desperate attempt to survive. Armed only with a pistol, scavenged supplies, and each other, they encounter danger and uncertainty at every turn. The Road is a heart-wrenching story of love and endurance in the face of catastrophic destruction. Cormac McCarthy's vivid prose paints a stark portrait of humanity's best and worst qualities.
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The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene - 2000-09-01 (first published in 1998)
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Discover the ultimate guide to power and manipulation in this cunning and instructive book that draws on the teachings of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz. With historical examples of notorious statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men, this amoral and ruthless guide will teach you the 48 Laws of Power.
Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Iron John by Robert Bly
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Way of Men by Jack Donovan
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig
The Republic by Plato
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Models by Mark Manson
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Robert Moore
Icons of Men's Style by Josh Sims
Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop
Fire in the Belly by Sam Keen
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The Art of Manliness by Brett McKay
I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley
Ulysses by James Joyce
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Getting Things Done by David Allen
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Mastery by Robert Greene
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield