The Dangerous Book for Boys
“Hey, guess who is a lesbian?” I love it when conversations start off this way. Given the type of friends I have; however, most of the time conversations start off with, “I’ve got a great book for you to read.” I currently have a long list of books to read and a short list of lesbians.
With all of that said, hey I’ve got a great book for you to read. The Dangerous Book for Boys is an utterly fantastic book filled with a plethora of information. The book has 80 chapters (sections really), each devoted to a particular area such as how to make a bow and arrow, historical battles, insects, navigation, pen and paper games, coin tricks, knots, and making a down-hill go-cart to name a few. All of the information you wanted to learn in boy scouts but did not have the patience for earning a badge is located in this book. Additionally, this book will not discriminate against you if you are gay or an atheist.
Obviously, the book is not meant to be read straight through and thus it is an easy book to add to your to-read list. If you have a young male relative whose gift giving day is coming forward then I recommend this book for him. Not being sexist, I recommend this book for all who are interested despite the book clearly being marketed toward males from 8 – 80. Also available, though not yet read by me, The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls.
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” Ray Bradbury