even the burliest of men (and in some cases, the burliest of women) feel inadequate. So manly, it needs to be shaved: The Alphabet of Manliness. This collection. The Alphabet of Manliness has ratings and reviews. Seizure Romero said: I just picked this up in a used bookshop during lunch. I opened randoml. The funniest/manliness piece of literature mankind has ever read. Perhaps it will be looked back on as the manliest book of all time. To quote the author, Maddox .

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Feb 26, Evie rated it liked it Shelves: On this tour he dressed himself in a large royal gown and was wearing mabliness crown on his head. Maddox announced the book on February 22,and announced its title to a mailing list on October 18, I’m glad that Maddox wrote this book, and I hope that he makes some money off of it.

Jan 14, Jason rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, this book didn’t match the quality of many of his blog posts. This humble tome of wisdom is a tribute to all men who toil away at work every day, getting their balls busted, or busting balls.

The Alphabet of Manliness

Hardcoverpages. Jan 13, Emory rated it liked it.

Still, The Alphabet of Manliness should be in the reference section of every library. On the other hand, if you feel comfortable with the risk of having your ass neatly packaged and handed to you with all the trimmings, cut the foreplay and crack the book open already. Recommended to Danine by: I want to give this 5 This is the burliest, hairiest, lumberjackiest, ahoy-me-matiest, chauvinistiest, ball-stompiest, tawdriest, camel-toeiest book on manliness ever written.


This manlimess not to say that it is poorly written, or that thd entries are nothing more than dick and fart jokes except for “F”: The subtext was, “Hey, isn’t this way over-the-top???

Jun 15, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: An easy waste of time for those that are not easily offended by lewd descriptions of manliness and bad writing.

This is a humor book that focuses on hypermasculinity and how to be as “manly” as possible.

Archived from the original on It’s funny in his own little twisted sense of humor, but it’s not a book to be taken seriously. If you like and enjoy the stand-up work of George Carlin, you should enjoy this book. I’m writing a book! After the official release of The Alphabet of ManlinessMaddox went on a book signing tour in several states, starting in his home state of Utah.

Mar 24, RoboCrew rated it did not like it.

Quotes from The Alphabet of M His rants are informed by his own opinions which he then injects wit Like most internet-inspired works, such as “Shit My Dad Says” or any of the Cheezburger network’s many lolcat volumes, “The Alphabet of Manliness” is less manifesto of masculinity and more hardbound tasteless joke.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Overall, though, it does have a few good mnliness, slathers it on thick, and makes a darn good argument as to why beef jerky is the greatest food on the planet.

I’d give it a malniness.

Not to say that this book is dated but worth mentioning that we live in a time when a lot of folks find umbrage with a lot of humor. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. The book consists of 26 short sections, each corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. There are some stretches which fall flat as they are overwhelmed by his mixing of technical language with the subject matter for comedic effect.


I haven’t finished it yet and I’m still giving it top ratings.

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September 27, Finally, a book that guarantees your balls will be stomped; a book so manly that it will make even the burliest of men and in some cases, the burliest of women feel inadequate. His rants are informed by his own opinions which he then injects with a healthy dose of extreme sarcasm. It is obviously marketed towards men, but I believe that women who can tne a joke can also find the book entertaining.

Aug 06, Tommie Haag rated it liked it. Jul 25, Stephanie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Other manloness, either Maddox is missing his mark or deliberately attempting to offend. Kate to my husband then to me.

Feb 02, Zach Baker rated it really liked it. Try as I may to not be that guy, maybe it’s rubbed off on me.

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If you recognize that this author is not the person he presents think the Sarah Siverman show it’s a lot funnier. Retrieved from ” https: I just picked this up in a used bookshop during lunch. It is a mockery of the manly stereotype and therefore itself.