Jack Donovan | The Way of Men
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“…bold and unapologetic…” – Brett McKay, Author: The Art of Manliness, Manvotionals

“…a thought-provoking treatise on the essential struggle of men…”  – Sam Sheridan, A Fighter’s HeartA Fighter’s Mind

What is masculinity? 

When someone tells a man to be a man, they mean that there is a way to be a man. A man is not just a thing to be–it is also a way to be, a path to follow and a way to walk.

People are talking about “the end of men,” “the decline of males,” and the so-called “crisis of masculinity.” There are many diagnoses for the troubles men face today, but the chattering class is short on solutions. They refuse to deal honestly with the differences between men and women, and fail to entertain the possibility that their vision of the future offers little of value to average males.

The Way of Men answers the question “What is masculinity?”

Donovan concludes that The Way of Men is the way of the primal survival gang. The simple, amoral, tactical virtues of the gang define our most basic conception of manliness. The “crisis of masculinity” is really a timeless push-and-pull between masculinity and civilization. The world has changed more than men have, and the security and luxury of modernity have put us conflict with our own natures. The path back to honor for men may lead through a new dark age.

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Stores that stock The Way of Men

The Way of Men at Duffy's Gun Room near Baltimore, MD - Photo by Kevin I. Slaughter


The Way of Men was not marketed to chain stores, but you can find it in stock at a few small, independent bookstores.

Duffy’s Gun Room Spark, MD 

Countermedia – Portland, OR

Powell’s City of Books – Portland, OR

Apop Records – St. Louis, MO

If you’d like to carry The Way of Men in your bookstore, it is distributed through Ingram. I will also cut a wholesale price to anyone who orders 5 or more books from me directly. Contact me for more info. 

More Reviews

Here are some links to reviews of The Way of Men online.

“…this book is an excellent exploration of masculinity, and I think Donovan gets everything exactly right. This is simply the best book on masculinity I have read.” – The Free Northerner


The Way of Men is not a self-help book. Reading it won’t put muscle on your bones, add zeroes to your bankroll or get women to suck your dick. It’s far more valuable and important than any of those kinds of books, because it teaches you in plain, compelling, even-handed prose, what it is to be a man. It teaches something that is fundamental to every man in America, something that your parents, teachers or coaches never taught you.” – Matt Forney


The Way of Men holds the fucking line. – All Else is Halation


“Why are anarchists trying to turn the world into a giant hospital with everyone as everyone else’s nurse? It is in Donovan’s natural framework of accepted manliness and tactical gang virtue that illustrates where lay the real power of the anarchist’s appeal — in his masculinity. The anarchic gangsters and outlaws of the Old West may not have been “good men,” but in the words of Charles Portis, they had ‘true grit.'” – R.J. Jacobs, Attack the System

If you want a review copy of The Way of Men, contact me for more information. Make sure you include a link to your blog.