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The Superior Men Bookcast
Matt and Jay take 30-minute dives into our favorite books. We give a brief intro, the major themes and why you should read each book. Enjoy!
Aug 31, 2021
The Obstacle Is the Way – Bookcast #28
The Obstacle Is the Way (2014) by Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday’s modern classic The Obstacle Is the Way draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to … Continue reading The Obstacle Is the Way – Bookcast #28 at We Are Superior Men.
Aug 3, 2021
One Second After – Bookcast #27
One Second After (2009) by William Forstchen New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen has written a novel about a terrifyingly real threat…a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after losing a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages…A war based … Continue reading One Second After – Bookcast #27 at We Are Superior Men.
Jul 6, 2021
Into Thin Air – Bookcast #26
Into Thin Air (1997) by Jon Krakauer Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Mount Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside Magazine, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas as a client of Rob Hall, the most respected high-altitude … Continue reading Into Thin Air – Bookcast #26 at We Are Superior Men.
Jun 8, 2021
The Martian – Bookcast #25
The Martian (2014) novel by Andy Weir Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded … Continue reading The Martian – Bookcast #25 at We Are Superior Men.
May 11, 2021
Slaughterhouse Five – Bookcast #24
Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut Centering on the World War II firebombing of Dresden, Germany, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire – telling the story of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist … Continue reading Slaughterhouse Five – Bookcast #24 at We Are Superior Men.
Apr 13, 2021
Beyond Order – Bookcast #23
Beyond Order (2021) by Jordan Peterson In 12 Rules for Life, clinical psychologist and celebrated professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan B. Peterson helped millions of readers impose order on the chaos of their lives. Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers twelve more lifesaving principles that build on the ideas of his first volume. While chaos, in … Continue reading Beyond Order – Bookcast #23 at We Are Superior Men.
Mar 16, 2021
Greenlights – Bookcast #22
Greenlights (2020) by Matthew McConaughey The academy-award winning actor takes 35 years worth of journals and condenses them all down into his life story and his philosophy of success. In his own words: “If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of … Continue reading Greenlights – Bookcast #22 at We Are Superior Men.
Feb 16, 2021
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Bookcast #21
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey Ken Kesey’s hero is Randle P. McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. But this defiance, which starts as a … Continue reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Bookcast #21 at We Are Superior Men.
Jan 19, 2021
The Art of War – Bookcast #20
The Art of War (~500 B.C.) by Sun Tzu The Art of War (Sunzi bingfa) is a 5th-century BC military treatise written by the Chinese strategist Sun-Tzu (aka Sunzi or Sun Wu). Covering all aspects of warfare, it seeks to advise commanders on how to prepare, mobilize, attack, defend, and treat the vanquished. Read and … Continue reading The Art of War – Bookcast #20 at We Are Superior Men.
Dec 22, 2020
50 Shades of Grey – Bookcast #19
50 Shades of Grey (2011) by E.L. James When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is handsome, brilliant, and intimidating. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty and sharp wit, Grey admits he wants her too—but he is a man tormented by demons and consumed by … Continue reading 50 Shades of Grey – Bookcast #19 at We Are Superior Men.
Sep 29, 2020
Man’s Search for Meaning – Bookcast #18
Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor Frankl Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his survival in the Nazi concentration camps and his exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity. “Man’s Search for Meaning” has offered solace and guidance to readers since it was first published over 70 years … Continue reading Man’s Search for Meaning – Bookcast #18 at We Are Superior Men.
Sep 1, 2020
The Road – Bookcast #17
The Road is Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the journey of a father and his young son through a dying post-apocalyptic world. The Road is brutal and devastating, but it is also about the rarest of all miracles: Hope. Continue reading The Road – Bookcast #17 at We Are Superior Men.
Aug 4, 2020
The Prince – Bookcast #16
The most famous (and infamous) book on politics ever written. The Prince was initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny. It is, in reality, the first description of the science of politics as they are ACTUALLY practiced rather than as they SHOULD be practiced. Continue reading The Prince – Bookcast #16 at We Are Superior Men.
Jul 7, 2020
The 4-Hour Workweek – Bookcast #15
Forget the old concept of retirement and the "deferred-life plan." Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income online, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. Continue reading The 4-Hour Workweek – Bookcast #15 at We Are Superior Men.
Jun 2, 2020
Fight Club – Bookcast #14
Fight club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchic genius, and it's only the beginning of his plans for violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world. Continue reading Fight Club – Bookcast #14 at We Are Superior Men.
May 5, 2020
Ready Player One – Bookcast #13
Filled to the brim with nerd nostalgia and thrilling from start to finish, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is THE cult classic video-game novel and one of the best love letters ever written to the 1980s. Outlined in this classic book are the concepts of hypergamy, positive masculinity, feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions and the core psychological theory behind Game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Continue reading Ready Player One – Bookcast #13 at We Are Superior Men.
Apr 7, 2020
The Rational Male – Bookcast #12
The Rational Male is Rollo Tomassi's pragmatic approach to intergender dynamics and the social and psychological underpinnings of male/female relations. Outlined in this classic book are the concepts of hypergamy, positive masculinity, feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions and the core psychological theory behind Game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Continue reading The Rational Male – Bookcast #12 at We Are Superior Men.
Mar 8, 2020
FIXED – How To Win Friends & Influence People – Bookcast #11
For over 80 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. There is room at the top, when you know...How to Win Friends and Influence People. Continue reading FIXED – How To Win Friends & Influence People – Bookcast #11 at We Are Superior Men.
Feb 4, 2020
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) – Bookcast #10
Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's haunting prophesy of the future, a vision of totalitarian government that has held multiple generations of readers spellbound with its terrifying possibilities. Orwell's 1984 is one of the most important novels ever written. Continue reading Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) – Bookcast #10 at We Are Superior Men.
Jan 7, 2020
Never Split the Difference – Bookcast #9
Never Split the Difference is a riveting, indispensable handbook of negotiation principles culled from Chris Voss’s remarkable career as an FBI hostage negotiator. Life is a series of negotiations: whether buying a car, getting a better raise, buying a home, renegotiating rent, or deliberating with your partner, Never Split the Difference will give you the competitive edge in any discussion. Continue reading Never Split the Difference – Bookcast #9 at We Are Superior Men.
Dec 10, 2019
12 Rules for Life – Bookcast #8
What can a lobster teach us about being successful? Why must skateboarding children be left alone? And why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street? In this book, renowned psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson distills the world's wisdom into twelve practical and profound rules anyone can use to improve their life. Continue reading 12 Rules for Life – Bookcast #8 at We Are Superior Men.
Nov 12, 2019
Extreme Ownership – Bookcast #7
The mission: Secure Ramadi, the most violent and dangerous battlefield in the Iraq War. Under the most intense circumstances imaginable, Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned that Extreme Ownership is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. Returning home, Willink and Babin launched the company Echelon Front to teach civilian leaders in every industry how Extreme Ownership will lead their teams to victory. Continue reading Extreme Ownership – Bookcast #7 at We Are Superior Men.
Oct 2, 2019
Fitness Confidential – Bookcast #6
America’s Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. Get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood’s most outrageous personal trainer! Continue reading Fitness Confidential – Bookcast #6 at We Are Superior Men.
Sep 3, 2019
Can’t Hurt Me – Bookcast #5
For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare of poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse. But through self-discipline and hard work he transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. In "Can't Hurt Me" Goggins illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear and reach their full potential. Continue reading Can’t Hurt Me – Bookcast #5 at We Are Superior Men.
Aug 6, 2019
The 48 Laws of Power – Bookcast #4
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this book is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. If you don't know these laws it is certain you are being controlled by someone else who does! Continue reading The 48 Laws of Power – Bookcast #4 at We Are Superior Men.
Jul 11, 2019
Mindful Attraction Plan – BOOKCAST #3
Ready to repair your broken relationship? Athol Kay believes the answer is taking care of your own issues first. In his excellent book “The Mindful Attraction Plan (MAP)” Kay lays out a simple 6-part program to fix the broken parts of your life (The Red areas), improve where you’re stagnant (The Yellow areas) and let the healthy parts (The Green areas) flourish. Tune in to today’s episode to learn how use to Kay's MAP to get your life and your relationship working smoothly once again! Continue reading Mindful Attraction Plan – BOOKCAST #3 at We Are Superior Men.
Jun 11, 2019
“Good Calories, Bad Calories” – Bookcast #2
What if fat isn't always bad? What if bread isn't always good? In "Good Calories, Bad Calories" science journalist Gary Taubes destroys the myth that you must eat less and exercise more to control your weight. If you're ready to find out what you SHOULD be eating, make sure you listen to today's episode! Continue reading “Good Calories, Bad Calories” – Bookcast #2 at We Are Superior Men.
Jun 11, 2019
“The Way of Men” – Bookcast #1
What happens when society falls apart? Men must work together in gangs to survive. In "The Way of Men" Jack Donovan gives us a history of manhood, demonstrating how the Four Tactical Virtues turn chaos into order. What are those virtues? What is a gang? And why is this knowledge critical for modern men? All the answers and much more in today's episode. Continue reading “The Way of Men” – Bookcast #1 at We Are Superior Men.