The Alphabet of Manliness is the debut book by American humorist and Internet personality Maddox, published in It reached the #2 position on the New. 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. 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.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Alphabet of Manliness by Maddox. 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.
So manly, it needs to be shaved: This collection of sacred writings may very well be the greatest compilation of all things manly thro Release Date: This collection of sacred writings may very well be the greatest compilation of all things manly throughout history.
This book is only for the saltiest, hairiest, most rugged son of a bitch out there. However, it would be selfish to keep it for myself, so feel free to buy a copy. 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. If you can’t handle the punch to the colon I’m about to deliver to you, look on the bright side: 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.
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Lists with This Book. Aug 30, Seizure Maliness rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just picked this up in a used bookshop during lunch. I opened randomly to page 9, with the headline “Head-butt to the Ovaries” in the first chapter, titled “A is for Ass-Kicking” I laughed out loud.
This is Man Show humor, and I’m someone who thinks Adam Corolla is one the biggest jackasses in show business. It is a mockery of the manly stereotype and therefore itself. It ,anliness helps that I’m tired– I’ve put in more than 80 hours during the past 8 day I manlines picked this up in a used bookshop during lunch.
It probably helps that I’m tired– I’ve put in more than 80 hours during the past 8 days inside a fluorescent-lit cubicle farm, not to mention manliness a mile overnight road trip this weekend– but anything that makes me laugh like that is OK.
I haven’t finished it yet and I’m still giving it top ratings. I’m sure it wouldn’t be near as funny were I to read it a second time. Most humor has a shelf-life. Easily offended people, the politically correct, emo-boys, and other “sensitive” types will probably not enjoy this. Mar 03, Danine rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Ray, No one, my mom, hard core feminists.
Recommended to Danine by: Kate to my husband then to me. This is a really awful book. I felt much shame in reading it. I thought about the feminists who worked so hard to eliminate this vulgar attitude toward woman. The shame didn’t last very long though. At the same time I found myself laughing uncontrollably. A is for Ass-kicking. M is for Metal and N is for Chuck Norris. Feb 04, Sam rated it did not like it.
I love Maddox’s website, and my expectations were quite high for this book. Unfortunately, I was let down. That would be forgivable if the book at least brandished Maddox’s trademark cleverness, but it was not to be found. Not even ‘N is for Nor I love Maddox’s website, and my expectations were quite high for this book. Not even ‘N is for Norris, Chuck’ could rescue this bad boy.
Like all of the entries in this book, Maddox skipped over clever and surprising wordplay and went straight to uncrafted extremeness. The subtext was, “Hey, isn’t this way over-the-top???
Doesn’t that make it funny??? I am disappointed to report that there were hardly any jokes or even moments that felt anything other than stale and forced. Nov 06, Carrie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Brought to you by the mastermind behind www. He’s not the kind of person to read if you are easily offended.
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But if you enjoy offending people, read this for some A material! Each manliess of the alphabet is represented by a “manly” topic complete with illustrations.
A is for ass-kicking B is for boners C is for copping a feel D is for taking a dump E is for enlightenment F is for female wrestling G is for gas H is for hot sauce I is for irate J is for beef jerky K is for knocke Brought to you by the mastermind behind www. Dec 17, S.
This won’t give you chest hair or turn women into men, but it will give you a potent laphabet sense of manliness and the sensation of bushy chest hair. And you may want to battle a gorilla, but that’s none of my business. Here, this book will tell you all you need to know about being a man, the proper way to cock punch someone, about boobs and what they say about certain women, and not to mention boners.
Yes, you’ll learn about boners and porn and things that men like to do with them, not that anyo This won’t give you chest hair or turn women into men, but it will give you a potent false sense of manliness and the sensation of bushy chest hair.
Yes, you’ll learn about boners and porn and things that men like to do with them, not that anyone needed a book to tell us. Most can assume men love their dicks and manliness. Anyway, it’s hairy, sweaty, maniness, and smells slightly of BO and oozes testosterone. Feb 26, Evie rated it liked it Shelves: Funny, but it started to lose steam quickly toward the end.
Certain topics didn’t make much sense in terms of manliness “zombies”? Still, worth reading on a lark if you aren’t easily offended. The chapter on Chuck Norris almost made me pee my pants at work. Jan 13, Emory rated it liked it. 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. Maddox is a personality. Like Rush Limbaugh, Al Sharpton, or in the realm of comedy Stephen Colbert, his writing comes off as over-the-top, offensive, and one-dimensional because he is playing the part of a character.
His rants alphabey 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. His rants are informed by his own opinions which maddod then injects with a healthy dose of extreme sarcasm.
I’ve been reading “The Best Page in the Universe” for a a few years now so his particular brand of satire and parody maddx hardly surprising, and I went into it knowing precisely what to expect. This is not mddox say that it is poorly written, or that the entries madodx nothing more than dick and fart jokes except for “F”: F is for Farts but this is manlinesss a serious bit of literature and does not pretend to be. It is funny, at times. There are some stretches which fall flat as they are overwhelmed by his mixing of technical language with the subject matter for comedic effect.
Still, there are enough moments of inspired humor to make the book an overall entertaining read. If you madvox and enjoy the stand-up work of George Carlin, you should enjoy this book.
It is by no mavdox on Carlin’s level of clever observational wit, but it is an giggle-filled diversion for a day or two of bathroom reading. Dec 23, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: This book is what it says it is from A is for Ass Kiciking to Z is for Zombie, this book is the alphabet of manliness.
All the violence and self aggrandizing misogyny is appropriately tongue in cheek, and sufficiently well executed. The Official Ninja Handbook saying that this seminal work paved the way for him. However, I think that this book imitates Hamburger ‘s style too much. Whereas, Hamburger portrays wild e This book is what it says it is from A is for Ass Kiciking to Z is for Zombie, this book is the alphabet of manliness. Whereas, Hamburger portrays wild alphabst slapstick violence by ninjas, Maddox portrays wild extreme misogynistic violence.
And for some reason, this just isn’t that funny because it actually is a real and serious problem. But not only that, it isn’t Maddox ‘s macdox, and the imitation comes off as flat and uninspired. Maddox should have bit off Hamburger less, going with his more original voice would have been much funnier and alphhabet. I’m glad that Maddox wrote this book, and I hope that he makes some money off of it.