If you visited us yesterday to look for Man Day 2012 content, well, now you know why “Working for the Weekend” is on all of our playlists. But we’re here today, and even the Jets are shamelessly attempting to hitch their Tim Tebow wagon to our Man Day star.
We’ll concede that it was a good year to be a man. But we continue to be puzzled somewhat by society’s expectations for us. Yes, we’re rough and tumble and can tolerate a certain lack of creature comforts, but does that make it acceptable that our restroom’s water conservation notice hasn’t been updated since the Koch administration? On the other hand, when we go into the pantry to open our cans of Chunky soup, is it fair that we’re confronted with an overabundance of unmanly herbal teas?
Enough overthinking—it is Man Day, after all. Without further ado, here are some books we feel will help the men of tomorrow be the best men they possibly can be:
You: A Story of Love and Friendship, by Stephen Michael King: because even a man needs love and friendship!
My Car, by Byron Barton: My Car is a book that underscores the importance of TCB; knowledge, responsibility, travel, and reading; being a law-abiding and productive citizen; and never forgetting the beauty and power of a good surprise.
The Last Apprentice series, by Joseph Delaney: it has been so rewarding to watch little Tom Ward grow up right before our eyes.
As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth, by Lynne Rae Perkins: Ry has to figure out lots of man stuff. And Del’s such a sweet/tough, flawed-but-wonderful example for him.
Feelings, by Aliki: Because I’m not crying, it’s just dusty in here.
Happy Man Day, everyone! Use the comments field to share your feelings, manly book suggestions, or predictions on how the Jets quarterbacking controversy will end.