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13 Best Self-Help Books for Men

Discover a wide range of self-help books tailored specifically for men. Find guidance and inspiration to improve various aspects of your life.


Man Enough

by Justin Baldoni

4.8 (1196 reviews)

What is Man Enough about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author delves into his personal journey of redefining masculinity. Justin Baldoni challenges societal norms and explores the pressures men face to conform to traditional ideals of manhood. Through heartfelt anecdotes and insightful reflections, he encourages readers to embrace vulnerability, empathy, and authentic connections. "Man Enough" is a powerful exploration of what it truly means to be a man in today's world, inviting readers to question and redefine their own understanding of masculinity.

Who should read Man Enough

  • Men seeking to challenge societal norms and redefine masculinity.

  • Women interested in understanding and supporting men's journey towards self-discovery.

  • Parents looking to raise their sons with a healthier perspective on masculinity.


Man’s Search for Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

4.7 (62234 reviews)

What is Man’s Search for Meaning about?

In this profound and thought-provoking book, a renowned psychiatrist shares his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Through his harrowing journey, he explores the depths of human suffering and resilience, ultimately revealing the importance of finding meaning in life even in the most challenging circumstances. With profound insights and a powerful message, this book offers a unique perspective on the human condition and the pursuit of happiness.

Who should read Man’s Search for Meaning

  • Individuals seeking to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

  • Psychologists and mental health professionals interested in existential therapy.

  • Anyone looking for inspiration and insight into the human condition.


The New Father

by Armin A. Brott

4.7 (1560 reviews)

What is The New Father about?

"The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year" is a comprehensive and practical book that offers invaluable advice and guidance to new fathers navigating the challenges and joys of their baby's first year. Written by a renowned parenting expert, this book covers a wide range of topics including bonding with the baby, understanding developmental milestones, managing work-life balance, and supporting the mother. It is an essential resource for any new dad seeking to be an involved and confident parent.

Who should read The New Father

  • Expectant fathers seeking guidance on navigating the challenges of fatherhood.

  • New dads looking for practical advice on caring for their newborn.

  • Family members or friends wanting to support and understand new fathers.


The Art of Manliness

by Brett and Kate McKay

4.7 (1278 reviews)

What is The Art of Manliness about?

"The Art of Manliness" is a comprehensive guide that equips modern men with timeless skills and manners. Written by Brett and Kate McKay, this book delves into various aspects of manhood, including personal grooming, communication, relationships, and practical skills. With a focus on traditional values and practical advice, this book serves as a valuable resource for men seeking to navigate the complexities of modern life while embracing their masculinity.

Who should read The Art of Manliness

  • Men seeking to cultivate traditional skills and etiquette in today's world.

  • Young adults looking to develop essential life skills and manners.

  • Individuals interested in exploring the concept of modern masculinity.


Bigger Leaner Stronger

by Michael Matthews

4.6 (12869 reviews)

What is Bigger Leaner Stronger about?

This book offers a straightforward and evidence-based approach to help men achieve their desired physique. It provides a comprehensive guide to building muscle, losing fat, and improving overall strength through a combination of proper nutrition, effective workouts, and strategic supplementation. With a focus on science-backed principles, readers will learn how to optimize their training and nutrition to transform their bodies and achieve their fitness goals.

Who should read Bigger Leaner Stronger

  • Men looking to gain muscle and transform their physique.

  • Fitness enthusiasts seeking evidence-based strategies for building muscle.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the science behind bodybuilding techniques.


Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

by John Gray

4.6 (12751 reviews)

What is Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus about?

This insightful guide delves into the complexities of male-female relationships, offering valuable insights into the fundamental differences between men and women. With a focus on communication, emotional needs, and problem-solving, the author provides practical advice to bridge the gap between the sexes. Drawing from real-life examples, this classic book offers a fresh perspective on understanding and appreciating the opposite sex, ultimately fostering healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

Who should read Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • Couples seeking to improve their communication and relationship dynamics.

  • Individuals looking to gain insights into the differences between men and women.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the complexities of opposite-sex interactions.


No More Mr. Nice Guy

by Dr. Robert A. Glover

4.6 (9554 reviews)

What is No More Mr. Nice Guy about?

In this insightful self-help book, Dr. Robert A. Glover presents a proven plan for individuals who struggle with being too nice and accommodating in their relationships and life. Through personal stories, practical exercises, and expert advice, the book guides readers on a journey of self-discovery, helping them break free from the "nice guy" syndrome and develop healthier relationships, assertiveness, and a fulfilling life filled with love, sex, and personal fulfillment.

Who should read No More Mr. Nice Guy

  • Men struggling with people-pleasing tendencies and low self-esteem.

  • Individuals seeking to improve their relationships and assertiveness skills.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of healthy masculinity.


She Comes First

by Ian Kerner

4.6 (6393 reviews)

What is She Comes First about?

This book is a comprehensive guide that explores the art of pleasuring a woman, written from a male perspective. It delves into the importance of prioritizing a woman's pleasure and provides practical advice on techniques, communication, and understanding the female anatomy. With a focus on empowering men to become skilled lovers, this book aims to enhance intimacy and create a more satisfying sexual experience for both partners.

Who should read She Comes First

  • Men seeking to enhance their understanding of female pleasure.

  • Couples looking to improve their sexual intimacy and communication.

  • Individuals interested in exploring a comprehensive guide to female pleasure.


The Man's Guide to Women

by John Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., Douglas Abrams, and Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D.

4.6 (1096 reviews)

What is The Man's Guide to Women about?

"The Man's Guide to Women" offers scientifically-backed insights into understanding and navigating the complexities of relationships from the perspective of women. Drawing from extensive research conducted in the "Love Lab," the book provides practical advice and strategies for men to better comprehend and meet the emotional needs of their partners. Authored by a team of experts, this guide offers valuable tools for fostering healthier and more fulfilling connections with women.

Who should read The Man's Guide to Women

  • Men seeking insights into understanding and connecting with women.

  • Couples looking to improve their relationships by understanding women's needs.

  • Relationship therapists and counselors seeking evidence-based guidance for clients.


The Spartan Way

by Brett and Kate Mckay

4.5 (195 reviews)

What is The Spartan Way about?

"The Spartan Way" explores the timeless wisdom and principles of ancient Spartan warriors, offering valuable lessons for modern men. Drawing from historical accounts and philosophical teachings, authors Brett and Kate McKay delve into the Spartan way of life, emphasizing discipline, resilience, and self-mastery. This thought-provoking book inspires readers to adopt a Spartan mindset, empowering them to overcome challenges, cultivate inner strength, and lead a purposeful life in today's world.

Who should read The Spartan Way

  • Men seeking inspiration and guidance from ancient warrior principles.

  • History enthusiasts interested in the Spartan way of life.

  • Individuals looking to adopt a disciplined and resilient mindset.


Hardcore Self Help

by Robert Duff, Ph.D.

4.4 (2618 reviews)

What is Hardcore Self Help about?

This book, written by a Ph.D. psychologist, offers a no-nonsense approach to tackling anxiety. With a touch of humor and straightforward language, it provides practical advice and strategies to help readers overcome their anxiety. From understanding the root causes to implementing effective coping mechanisms, this book aims to empower individuals to take control of their mental health and live a life free from anxiety's grip.

Who should read Hardcore Self Help

  • Individuals struggling with anxiety seeking practical self-help strategies.

  • Mental health professionals looking for a fresh perspective on anxiety treatment.

  • Anyone interested in understanding and supporting loved ones with anxiety.


The Will to Change

by bell hooks

What is The Will to Change about?

In this thought-provoking book, bell hooks explores the complex dynamics of masculinity and its impact on love and relationships. She delves into the societal pressures that shape men's behavior and the ways in which they are conditioned to suppress their emotions. With a compassionate and insightful approach, hooks challenges traditional notions of masculinity and offers a powerful call for men to embrace vulnerability, self-reflection, and a genuine desire for change in order to foster healthier connections and a more compassionate world.

Who should read The Will to Change

  • Men seeking to understand and challenge traditional notions of masculinity.

  • Women interested in exploring the impact of patriarchy on men.

  • Anyone looking to foster healthier relationships and promote gender equality.


We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook

by Adrian Kulp

What is We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook about?

"We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook" is a comprehensive guide written by Adrian Kulp, offering invaluable advice and support for expectant fathers. With a humorous and relatable tone, Kulp covers everything from understanding pregnancy symptoms to navigating the emotional rollercoaster, providing practical tips on how to be an involved and supportive partner throughout the journey of pregnancy. This book is a must-read for any first-time dad looking to confidently navigate the exciting and sometimes overwhelming world of pregnancy.

Who should read We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook

  • Expectant first-time fathers seeking guidance and support during pregnancy.

  • Couples preparing for their first pregnancy and looking for practical advice.

  • Family and friends of first-time dads who want to understand and support them better.