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    Book suggestions/recommendations

    Hey guys,

    Hope this thread doesn't get to long but long enough and we'll see who the readers are among us.

    Could you guys share/name books (of any genre) that you found interesting and/or educational? Author names also welcome.
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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    Strictly related to MGTOW or any field in general?

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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    For literature from a MGTOW perspective, you can't beat Henry de Montherlant's The Girls Tetralogy. They're about a man and his quest not to get married. The books are beautiful the same way Ravel's music is beautiful.

    I can relate to The Count of Monte Cristo; my life didn't begin until my forties, armed with a massive amount of knowledge obtained while sitting on the sidelines. The falsely imprisoned protagonist escapes and then lives life as it can be lived. Dumas here has also penned the ur-type of all revenge fantasies.

    All of Houellebecq's novels deal with MGTOW themes. His masterpiece will likely be Submission. Houellebecq is a reader of Huysmans, who is also worth reading. There's an excellent passage in A rebours where the protagonist critiques the emerging tavern life of his time in favor of the rapidly declining brothel culture.

    Schopenhauer and Nietzsche respectively are the Old and New Testament of MGTOW philosophy. Schopenhauer teaches us how to live without bullshit. Nietzsche teaches us that the cosmos is not a duty, a catastrophe, or a trick, thereby setting us free.


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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    Peter Hathaway Capstick was a African hunting guide turned author. Death in the long grass was his most famous book, but he wrote many others, and they were all worth a read. His estate went to all hardcover books after he died (the scum), but there's a lot of used paperbacks out there.

    Peter was always good for a one liner. My favorite was "nothing will get your attention faster than an elephant who's just decided he don't like you."
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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    I just recently finished reading my Conan The Destroyer book. It was a fun read. I'm thinking about going back to read Barbarian again since I love those muscle man stories.
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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    The Myth of Male Power: Why Men are the Disposable Sex (Warren Farrell)
    The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men (Christina Hoff Sommers)
    Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream (Dr Helen Smith)
    How to Fire Your Wife - A Guide for Married Men
    MGTOW Building Wealth and Power: For Single Men Only

    There's also an old thread in GYOW forums:
    Books and writings for you to enhance your MGTOW knowledge (goingyourownway.com)

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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    Everything you need to know about human nature is in the book Soylent Green!
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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    John Smith mentioned some good ones. I'd also add:

    Rise of Men, by Manhood Shitty Shit (not his real name)
    Going Your Own Way, by Elam and Wright
    Gynocentrism, by Peter Wright
    The Manipulated Man, by Esther Vilar
    The Rational Male, by Rollo Tomassi

    edit: In the interests of time, I just confined myself to MGTOW-ish books. I've read pretty widely, though, so if you're interested in a particular genre, just specify, and I'll see if I can come up with some good recommendations.
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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by McDudeski McGee View Post
    ...The books are beautiful the same way Ravel's music is beautiful.

    Very nice. I'm not a fan of classical music normally, but that was purdy. I'll have to look more into Ravel. The book (The Girls) is described by the sole amazon reviewer as "an epic of misogyny by a very gifted writer." lol Sounds good, although 650-some pages seems like a bit much for me right now. But I've stuck it in my cart for consideration.
    Last edited by Eddie Haskell; October 11, 2021 at 9:55 PM.

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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    Good thread. It's making me realise that I need to read more. I think the last thing I read was The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, a book about improving habits. It was pretty decent but to be honest, I've forgotten a lot of it already.

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    Re: Book suggestions/recommendations

    Just picked up and starting reading "The Ape that understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve" by Steve Stewart-Williams a couple of days ago.
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