Note: There are many types of bros: pick-up artist bros, Wall Street bros, Silicon Valley bros, nice bros, mean bros, and that bro (always a dude) in your creative writing workshop who never reads women and yells about David Foster Wallace too much. What unites them is male overconfidence.
Additional note: This is also just one overconfident dude’s nonscientific mansplaination of what other overconfident dudes like to put on their bookshelves. Also, many of these are great books worth enjoying 100%, despite their sometimes pedantic audience.
If it’s too weird to consider that aggressively macho dudes would read anything high-brow, consider this Playboy cover from January 1965. Note the contributor list.
- Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges in the Charleston church massacre.
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- Beijing won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city to host both the summer and winter games.