Man Up: 5 Summer Reads for the Curious and Creative Guy

Portlandia: a guide for visitors[]

Need new reads for this summer? No problemo. This roundup will show you 5 interesting books that will make you smarter, manlier, and more creative.

1. Portlandia: A Guide For Visitors

If you’re a fan of the show, you probably know that if you’re heading to the West Coast to visit good ol’ Portland, you NEED this guide. If you haven’t seen this hilarious series you should get anyways, as this is a comprehensive guide from “two of its most famous residents”. Also, watch the show. It’s on Netflix.

Manskills []

2. Manskills

This is the essential guide to being an awesome guy. It tons of tips that will leave the rest of the world wondering if one day they’ll be as cool as you are. Grooming, car repair, manners – learn it all and get ready to attack with your new found arsenal of manliness.

The Art of Non-Comformity []

3. The Art of Non-Comformity

If you’ve been bitten by the “is this it? Is this life?” bug, then you should read this book. In the Art of Non-Conformity, author Chris Guillebeau uses his own life story to inspire others to take steps towards living the life they’ve always dreamed of. Make this summer the summer of life changes!

Dinner Journal []

4. Diner Journal

This quarterly magazine is perfect for those looking for a publication that covers art, literature, and recipes without the fuzz of having to browse through ads and unrealistic dinner parties. Diner Journal has also several how-to’s that will make you a pro in the kitchen, plus other great stories that can be enjoyed while waiting for your pot roast to be ready.

How to Stay Alive in the Woods []

5. How to Stay Alive in the Woods

Whether you are going to New York or the jungle, this book will come in handy! Especially if you’re venturing in unknown territory. Even if you’re not heading to the woods to do some hardcore, extreme camping, you should learn a few tricks to stay alive – ’cause you know, that’s always a good thing. This easy read has all the essentials, including expanded instructions and illustrations.