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Seven perfect books for International Men’s Day

November 19, 2019

Seven perfect books for International Men’s Day 2019

November 19 is International Men’s Day, a day aiming to focus on men; in particular, men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models. It is an occasion to celebrate men and boys and their achievements and contributions, in particular for their positive contributions to their communities. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values.

In honour of the day, here are seven perfect books for International Men’s Day!

 

A Sceptic’s Search for Meaning by Mike Willesee

Is there life after death?
Does God exist?
How do you explain miracles?

In a career spanning fifty years and thousands of stories, legendary Australian journalist Mike Willesee dared to pose the big questions as part of his ongoing quest for meaning. Born into the Catholic faith, with early ambitions to be a priest, he tried to escape his spiritual destiny by pursuing a path as an investigative journalist. But fate kept catching up, as A Sceptic’s Search for Meaning reveals. He had a premonition his plane was going to crash, moments before it did. He found himself the neighbour of one of Australia’s most passionate investigators of mystical phenomena, who convinced Mike to join him on his quest.

 

Dad Hacks by Rob Palmer

A fast, fun book of easy handyman skills and cool fatherhood tricks for dads. A perfect blend of old-fashioned commonsense, practical skills and time-saving hacks for busy modern families.

Rob Palmer is a third-generation builder and father-of-three on a mission to pass on the sort of no-nonsense tips we used to get from our parents and grandparents.

Dad Hacks is brimming with ingenious household hacks that are easy to learn and will save your family time and money, while making Dad feel like a DIY champion!

Learn how to:

* Build a cubby * Roll a backyard cricket pitch * Get your family out the door on time * Cook something they’ll actually want to eat * Make a speech * Stop your shoes smelling * Avoid a hangover * PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE

 

When All is Said & Done by Neale Daniher

Neale Daniher sat down to pen a letter to the grandchildren he’ll never get to know. And then he kept on writing …

In 2013, the AFL legend was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease – a cruel and incurable condition. He had a choice. He could spend his remaining time focused on himself, or he could seize the opportunity to make a better future for others. True to form, Neale chose to stare down the disease he calls ‘The Beast’, and in 2014 he co-founded FightMND, an organisation that has since invested over $40 million into research and care initiatives. In 2015, he became the public face of the foundation’s biggest fundraising event, The Big Freeze.

When All is Said & Done is a book of stories and wisdom from a man who has always held his beliefs to the Bunsen burner of life. Neale is unflinchingly honest, sharing a timely reminder that, even though life doesn’t promise to be fair, we all have the power to choose how to make our time on this earth matter.

 

 CSIRO Protein Plus by Grant Brinksworth

CSIRO Protein Plus is a complete guide to the nutritional benefits of dietary protein, and how to use protein combined with resistance exercise to improve overall health.

Central to the plan is a more even distribution of dietary protein across breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Featuring 115 higher-protein recipes (both animal- and plant-based), as well as meal suggestions and exercises, the information in this book will help you:

– Better manage your weight
– Improve your appetite control
– Improve your strength and physical performance
– Preserve your muscle function for healthier ageing

This book also contains essential information for those with a preference for plant-based eating to help them meet their protein requirements.

Based on the latest high-quality research, and featuring practical, easy-to-follow advice, CSIRO Protein Plus is your one-stop plan for achieving better health outcomes with the strategic use of this essential nutrient.

 

Me by Elton John

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me – the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.

 

 Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective…

William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force.

After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light.

 

I Love My Dad Because by Petra James and Alissa Dinallo

This book is for you and your dad.

Draw, decorate, colour in, count, play naughts and crosses, make a fish (or two) and then present the book to your dad for any special occasion: birthday, Xmas, Father’s Day … or just because.

An interactive picture book to personalise for your dad.

 

 

 

 

 

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