The best 5 bold & beardy books to read now for Movember
As we all know, No-Shave November is approaching, so we’ve compiled a list of beardy books that will tickle your whiskers as you or a loved one grows a goatee in support of men’s health. Learn more about No-Shave November and how you can participate at the official site.
Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair by Christopher Oldstone-Moore. This fascinating and erudite history of facial hair cracks the masculine hair code, shedding light on the choices men make as they shape the hair on their faces. Oldstone-Moore adeptly lays to rest common misperceptions about beards and vividly illustrates the connection between grooming, identity, culture, and masculinity. To a surprising degree, we find, the history of men is written on their faces.
The Canyon Ranch Guide to Men’s Health: A Doctor’s Prescription for Male Wellness by Stephen C. Brewer. Family physician and Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Health Resorts recommends ways to resolve and reverse common health problems of men at each stage of adult life. He shares stories of his patients as he focuses on sleep problems, sexual function, and cardiovascular, prostrate, and brain health.
Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.
The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler. Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan. Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father’s business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan’s teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths, and the limits, of Nelson’s selflessness and bravery.
This Bearded Life by Carles Sune. A collection of observations, musings, tips and advice about the world of beards, barbers and the bearded masses, somewhere between collector’s item and how-to guide.
Some electronic offerings (Ebooks) for your mustache
Whether you’re growing facial hair for Movember or not, you can participate, at least in spirit, by reading one of our beardy suggestions!