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The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump

People were shocked when Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Against all odds, he defeated the Clinton Machine. How did he do it? Naturally, accusations of racism, bigotry, demagoguery and the like emerged. But the truth is that Trump was elected due to his street smarts, persuasion, and work […]

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Sept. 18, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Of Tyrants & Tellers by Sonny Arvado: Fighting Back in the War Against Men

This day, 15 years ago, America underwent a profound change. After 9/11, our government implemented drastic security measures and began the ‘War on Terror’ which goes on to this day. Though I agree with the narrative for the most part, I have some questions about the events that occurred on 9/11. I have even more […]

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Sept. 11, 2017, 11 p.m.

Clouds of Clory by Michael Korda: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

One of the latest political crazes is protesting (and defending) statues of “dead white men.” This reached its peak in the Charlottesville, Virginia rally which led to a political firestorm. Unsurprisingly, this raised the question of what to do with confederate statues. So, instead of just mindlessly arguing about history and monuments, I thought I would […]

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Sept. 8, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

Tribe by Sebastian Junger: On Homecoming and Belonging

There are a number of problems in our modern world. One major issue, the focus of Tribe by Sebastian Junger, is the lack of community and purpose in our society. Junger begins this book with anecdotes of white colonials abandoning the American colonies to go live with the Indians. It was observed that while the […]

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Aug. 2, 2017, 2 p.m.

Efficiency by Wall Street Playboys: Get Rich Without Giving Up Your Life

Reading Efficiency by Wall Street Playboys will instantly humble you. If you’re health, wealth and social life aren’t dialed in, these guys will let you know. Your feelings be damned. To 95% of the population these guys are going to seem like douchebags. And that is their intention. They don’t want regular people reading their […]

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July 30, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

An Honest Review of 30 Days of Discipline by Victor Pride

I’ve put off buying a copy of 30 Days of Discipline by Victor Pride. I’ve had good discipline for the last few years, and thought that I was too good for this book. Well, life changes. I got a new job and found myself a lot busier. It was tempting to want to start skipping […]

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July 9, 2017, 1 p.m.

Sallust: The Conspiracy Of Catiline And The War Of Jugurtha (Translation by Quintus Curtius)

Sallust, like some of his contemporaries, had an engaging and didactic approach to writing history. Instead of just spewing facts about events, Sallust offers insight into what men can learn from this historical events. The Conspiracy of Catiline, for example, begins with a powerful declaration: All men who seek to be better than the animals […]

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July 1, 2017, 5:54 a.m.

The Last Safe Investment by Bryan Franklin and Michael Ellsberg

Investing is a tricky subject. There are so many options out there for where to put your money: Stocks, bonds, metals, real estate, Bitcoin, private equity, business ideas or just a saving account. It can be overwhelming at times. Especially when hucksters try to sell you on this “One secret stock that is about to explode […]

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April 16, 2017, 2 p.m.

When You Should NOT Publish a Book

Graduation was just around the corner. I knew the best years of my life thus far were going to be behind me so I wanted a way to not only capture these memories, but to share them. Moreover, I could take the lessons I had learned in college and share them with current and future […]

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April 4, 2017, 1:56 a.m.

Easy Money by James Holt

Making money online has become the holy grail for a lot of men. Just start a website, publish a Kindle book, or create an e-commerce store. Then just sit back and relax on a beach in an exotic locale while your bank account grows. Well, that’s not quite how it works… I’ve been working on […]

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March 31, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

An Interview with Jon Anthony on His New Book ‘Body of an Alpha’

Jon Anthony is the proprietor of Masculine Development and a columnist at Return of Kings. Jon is also the author of several books including the Tinder Cheat Sheet and 7 Strategies to Develop Your Masculinity. I did an interview with Jon back in December, but wanted to have him on here again to talk about the upcoming release of Body […]

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March 26, 2017, 2 p.m.

Nassim Taleb on Choosing the Right Book

A few days ago Nassim Taleb wrote on Twitter what to look for when choosing books. Here’s what he had to say: 4) Never read a book written by a journalist 5) Never read a book if you understand the table of contents — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) March 18, 2017 8) Never read a book if […]

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March 22, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Robert Green on Apprenticeships

Instead of honing a skill and mastering it over many years, people today want to be spoon-fed everything. Young people expect jobs to come in exchange for a worthless diploma. When that doesn’t happen they are lost. They are shocked and outraged, especially with student loan debt at an astronomical level. Yet, the reality is […]

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March 19, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Scrivener Review–A Must-Use Tool for Writers!

As if there aren’t enough obstacles to writing a book, oftentimes our word processors can slow us down. When you’re dealing with a 50+ page document, you never want to be scrolling back and forth to dig up that information. Nor do you want to pull your hair out because formatting text and creating a […]

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March 5, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

What if you could learn the secrets of billionaires, elite athletes, and some of the world’s brightest minds? Well, thanks to Tim Ferriss you can! After writing multiple best-sellers with his 4-Hour series, Tim Ferriss has written yet another smash hit to compliment his amazing podcast. The result: Tools of Titans. Not Just Another Self-Improvement […]

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Feb. 27, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

An Interview with Corey Savage: Author of Man’s Fight for Existence

Corey Savage is a writer focusing on masculinity, gender dynamics, society and more. He is the proprietor of The Primal Male and a weekly columnist at Return of Kings. His book is Man’s Fight for Existence (Amazon), which highlights man’s modern struggle against the system that has torn him away from his primal nature. I review […]

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Feb. 20, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Who Should Read Grades and Girls?

College is all but inevitable for young people these days. Although many have harped on the ills of college, which I wholeheartedly agree with, the reality is that most 18-year-old’s will enroll in college. Sure, some will join the military. Some will go into the trades. But your average Joe and Mary will be heading […]

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Feb. 16, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Presenting Grades and Girls: The Textbook Every College Student Needs

I wrote the first edition to Grades and Girls back in the winter of 2013/2014. It was a way for me to not only be nostalgic about my recent graduation, but to pass on what I had learned to current and future college students. Though there were a couple books on college at the time, no […]

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Feb. 12, 2017, 1 p.m.

Man’s Fight for Existence by Corey Savage

Over the course of many millennia, humanity has changed profoundly. We have gone from living in a primal, tribal environment to living in a technologically advanced civilization. Living like we did ages ago is incomprehensible to many. Yet, accepting our true nature is essential for living a fulfilling life. Savages vs. Civilization (And Other Powerful […]

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Feb. 1, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

The Dating Weasel by H. Darren Porter and Brad Kersey

Women are mysterious creatures. Men have worked tirelessly to crack the code of how they work… and they’ve all failed. So, instead of trying to become a master seducer, why not just weasel your way through the dating scene? Such is the premise of The Dating Weasel by H. Darren Porter and Brad Kersey. The Dating […]

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Jan. 13, 2017, 2:03 p.m.