Ferdinand Bardamu called The Way of Men a roadmap to masculinity for Generation Zero.
“Generation Zero is the generation of Sesame Street and Ritalin, a generation raised without any memory or first-hand knowledge of a world in which masculinity was encouraged and celebrated rather than punished. The Way of Men is the first complete roadmap to masculinity ever published, the truth your fathers never told you. For the men of my generation, this book is beyond invaluable.”
“Jack Donovan has written a thought-provoking treatise on the essential struggle of men, taking on timeless concepts, in an honest examination of what manhood means to him. The book is carefully reasoned with his own impressive, self-made intellect. He’s done his research, and pondered deep, and while I didn’t always agree with everything he said—I am a better man for reading it.”
Max weighed in on The Way of Men from his “long backpacking excursion” in Afghanistan:
“The Way of Men is not a manifesto. It’s not a How-To. It doesn’t waste a word on how to pick up women, or how to travel the world on $10 dollars a day. It’s not a self-help handbook.
It is a precursor to first principles. It isn’t about what manliness should be, it’s about what manliness is. It’s about the conflict in your emotions when you are chastised for punching a bully, when you know he damned well deserved it. It’s about why you root for the bad guy.
Think of it as A Groundwork to the Metaphysics of Manliness.”
I also appeared on The Stark Truth (again) and 9Sense podcasts to promote the book recently, and I’m working on a few more interviews that should come out soon.
My project for the weekend is finishing the paperback design and getting it to the printer for those of you who are waiting for the print edition. It’s coming.