Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Manosphere: A New Hope For Masculinity Is Now Live!


Finally.

The Manosphere book went live on Kindle last night, just before midnight.

The story of how the book came to be, came to be written, and then how it went through a gazillion editions before, alas, I was forced to publish it myself (it wasn't rejected, exactly . . . it's complicated) is freakin' epic.

If I promised you a review copy and you haven't received one, email me.  I'm a little out of it.

The book is not intended to be exhaustive -- it's an intro and a survey, not an in-depth study, even at a robust 270,000 words.  The number of bloggers and experts on various things I mention is vast, yet there is still so, so much more of the perpetually-evolving Manosphere to chart.  This is intended as a place to begin the journey, not end it.

Among the notables quoted within are:

Hugh Hefner
Robert Bly
Camille Paglia
Dalrock
Ferdinan Bardimu
The Society of Phineas
Dr. Albert Mohler
Kevin Deride
William Bennett
Christy Krumm
The Private Man
Hailey of Hailey’s Halo
Deti
TakenInHand.com
Sexo Grammaticus
Cath Eliot
Warren Farrell
The Spearhead.
Manboobz
A Voice for Men
Roger O. Thornhill
John the Other
Jack Donovon
Michael Kimmel
Sam Keen
George Lucas
Badger
Peggy Noonan
Rollo Tomassi
Hugo Schwyzer
Susan Walsh
Dr. Andrea Doulcet
Sara Ruddick
Suzanne Bianchi
Good Men Project
National Organization of Women
Joe Kelly
Jenny Thalheimer
James Poniewozik
Emily Goulding
Chloe Angyal
Neil Shyminski
Dr. Roy F. Baumeister
Average Married Dad
Erik von Markovic
Roissy
Roosh
Neil Strauss
Jonathan Frost
Liza Mundy
Kasey Edwards
Andrea Dworkin
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Nikita Duncan
Joe Francis
Victor Assange
Tucker Max
John Gray, PhD
Dr. Helen Fisher
Dr. Emily Nagoski
Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam
Dr. Vicki Levkoff
Bill Powell
Marina DelVecchio
Athol Kay
And many more!

So check it out, review it, tell me if you think it sucks, tell your friends if you think it's good, and generally let me know I haven't been spinning my wheels for the last two years on this project.

More promo stuff to come, but I thought I'd at least let y'all know.  Oh, and I uploaded it yesterday in honor of my brother Sylvester's birthday.  Happy b-day, li'l bro!

The POD version should be ready in plenty of time for giving a copy to Dad on Father's Day (fingers crossed) but I will probably release more versions on more platforms as time goes on.

Oh, and very, very little of it is recycled blog content.  Just sayin'.  I wouldn't charge you that much if most of it wasn't new material.

(Oh, and my editor killed a few quotes . . . including John Scalzi's.  The note said (??? Not important or well known enough to be of interest - cut).  Life's hard out here for a Gammarabbit.)

21 comments:

  1. Congrats. Just placed my order.

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  2. Seconded. Just placed mine. Looking forward to the read.

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  3. you totally promised me a review copy...for my......blog..............

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    1. I totally did. I totally suck. I'll send it as soon as I get home. Sorry, Joe!

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    2. Damnit Ironwood, you actually sent it

      Yer an all right bloke. Now I feel inclined to give you money

      (But you knew that, didn't you)

      I'll even kick in some Japanese hotspring porn as a tip

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    3. I've got more porn than I can watch in a lifetime, and don't worry about the money: just spread the word.

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  4. Congrats on a huge accomplishment, I'll be reading it soon

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  5. Congrats. Just purchased!

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  6. Congratulations.

    Will purchase tomorrow. Looks like 270 pages at 1000 words/page each?

    Either way, I hope you can get it in the bigger stores online accounts.

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  7. Badass. Finished most of it over lunch and dinner. I've been waiting for a long time for this book and it didn't disappoint.

    Saw a couple minor things you may want to correct, since it's so easy to do with kindle.

    Locations 960 and 1039 : woMen's Rights should be "women's rights".


    Location 822: Millions died in every part of the world, not merely on a few select battlefields as had been the case in WWII.

    WWII should be WWI, I think?

    Minor, but if you get a chance to fix them you may as well. Thanks for writing such an important book.

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  8. Congrats,

    First "review" was from a hater.

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    1. I saw. I handled it. At least they bought a copy

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  9. I reported the review by Feminist_Gynocracy as innappropriate.

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  10. Obviously I deserve a review copy, especially since you "borrowed" some of the wording in your description of the manosphere from me.

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    1. Although I look with skepticism any time a man says he "deserves" something, I would be more than happy to provide you with a review copy. Consider it done.

      And as any real professional writer knows, when you steal from more than three people it's "research", not "plagiarism". But I do have to honor and comment you, Dave, for helping define the Manosphere. You really have been instrumental.

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  11. Gentlemen,
    this is John Rambo, Anti-Feminist Soldier. I am posting this on behalf of Peter-Andrew: Nolan© also now known as Joschua-Brandon: Boehm©. I am doing this because, as a young men who knows Peter well, I know he has our best interests at heart.

    Gentlemen,
    It is well known that five years ago, April 2008, I spent a month suicidal as I went through the process of disowning my former children. When I came out of that rather unpleasant experience I contacted other men who had been similarly affected. I realized that many men were killing themselves because of the criminal abuse of the family law courts all across the western English speaking world.

    As a direct result of this experience, and my compassion for my fellow men, I made a vow in June 2008 to re-introduce the rule of law into Australia and Ireland. Naturally, at the time I made the vow I had no idea how that might be done. We call it “throw your hat over the wall”. You make the vow and “figure it out later”.

    Along the way I have talked to many tens of thousands of men, perhaps as many as 100,000 men have seen at least one comment by me one way or another. What I heard from men in 2008 was that they were DESPERATE for a remedy for the crimes being committed against them in the family courts. They were DESPERATE to find a way to end the criminal effects of feminism on their lives. Because so many men told me the same thing I mistook this to mean they actually WANTED to solve the problems of the family courts and feminism. As I said. My mistake.

    Through very extensive research and labour, and collaborating with the best and brightest, the remedy for both the family courts and feminism was proven on 2009-11-26. A mere 18 months after I was suicidal. The court meeting that I did on 2009-11-26 I regard as one of the finest achievements of my life. Regardless? The very men I risked my life to create a remedy for have ignored that remedy, preferring to whine, bitch, moan and complain because that is far more rewarding to them than actually solving their problems. If they solved their problems they would have nothing to whine, bitch, moan and complain about.

    The remedy has now been available 2.5 times as long as it took to develop and has proved uniquely unpopular. I am hated for even talking about it. The blood of every man who kills himself due to criminal abuse in the family courts is on the hands of those perhaps 100,000+ men who have heard from me and done nothing. I did all I could. They did not. It is actually very simple.

    The mechanism for men to free themselves now is the Mens Business Association. The MBA provides individual based services to get men out of the control grid. Such services may well save the mans life from suicide. Going forward? It is necessary to create second economy outside the control of any government entity. Why criminals in governments can dominate and control men via the economy they will continue to do so. There is no reason for them to stop. The MBA is the proposal of a second economy outside the control of the government. This is a NECESSARY ingredient for men to live in freedom.

    Only a small percentage of men will want to live in freedom. Those men who want to live in freedom? You are invited to watch a short update on how we are going in our efforts to get the second economy going. Naturally? The second economy will grow just as quickly or slowly as men join in and contribute to it. Those who want to “stick with the government run economies”? You are welcome to do so. I wish you luck with that because you are going to need it.

    best regards

    your brother peter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGXDBDzsAk0

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  13. Cool. Congrats on getting the book out.

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  14. Hello my name is Terrence popp SFC US ARMY(RET) , I to was met with divorce when I returned from Iraq. I was so disgusted at what went on in court, I started thinking, then laughing at the stupidity of it all. Please view my youtube video. If you like it check out the rest on redonkulas.com and share this link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqrE79JtC_E
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpI3y4Nqt4Y

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    1. Feminists deserve each other. Terrence should try dudes if women turn him off. Turn around next video we want to see your bum.

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