The Style Guy
O’Brien was GQ magazine’s fashion columnist until 2015. (He evidently blasted GQ in an interview and resigned.) His advice column talked about everything from fashion advice to etiquette. None of it is particularly timeless. I wasn’t too impressed, but I am not the target market. Maybe it was cool in 2000, but jokes about porn and other sexually charged topics fall flat. This particular book hadn’t left the shelves in a decade, so I think we can safely retire it.
Rough Men, Tough Men
Poems of Action and Adventure
This book caught my eye for both the title and the cover art. I think the orange pirate look on the guy is a bit creepy. I also want to remind the editor that ladies can be rough, tough and appreciate a bit of blood and gore in their poetry as well.
The poetry itself is from a variety of authors, including Shakespeare, Tennyson and Swift. There is a lot of good stuff here, but the packaging is geared to elementary school boys from the late 1960s.
Male’s Guide to Women’s Liberation
This book is interesting and it seems surprisingly insightful. Marine wrote for the Nation and Ramparts Magazine on social justice topics. This is probably a good pick for a research/academic library but for public libraries, not so much. Old timers my age might find it somewhat interesting. I could make a point about the fact that I feel like I have been discussing this for most of my life and progress is not coming as fast as I would like. #oldfeminist