Cool Bathroom Books for Guys
We’re not going to get into details about bathroom habits. To each his own, and if you want us to start yapping about that at least buy us a drink first. However, we do know that every trip to the bathroom isn’t like the scene from Dumb & Dumber. You know which one we’re talking about …
Point is, there’s downtime. According to a survey performed in 2012, about 75 percent of people admitted to using their smartphones while using the bathroom. We’re guilty of that, too. But a change of pace is when you can leave the phone in your pocket and sift through an interesting and easy-to-read book. Our suggestions: Buy cheap. Think about the germs and danger those pages are in. Also, pick out ones you can flip through and pick up from anywhere — no intricate plots required. Here are five good choices …
#1. The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear: Unreleased Records By The World’s Greatest Artist ($18 paperback @ Amazon.com)
The same dude that wrote 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die scored another paycheck with another great idea. Tracking down unreleased gems from artists like Dr. Dre, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Beastie Boys, and David Bowie — to name a few — and writing about what we all missed out on, why it never came to fruition, and the future of the recordings is an interesting read.
#2. Listverse.com’s Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Lists: Unbelievable Facts and Astounding Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More($13 paperback / $10 Kindle @ Amazon.com)
Dig through bizarre and unsolved mysteries of the world, conspiracy theories, urban legends, and totally unbelievable things that happened at … Walmart. It’s 720 pages, which we know is about 719 more than you normally read, but it’s not a novel or book you need to bury yourself in to understand. Pick it up, sift through, and get your learn on whenever nature calls.
#3. Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You’d Only Ask Your Doctor After Your Third Martini ($11 paperback / $8 Kindle @ Amazon.com)
Either this book or the follow up Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? ($11 @ Amazon.com) will fill you up with knowledge about the inner-workings of your body. Don’t worry, it’s lighthearted and never takes itself too seriously, but answering questions about whether the type of undies you wear affects sperm count or whether lip balm can be addictive are worth the price of admission.
#4. How to Drink Snake Blood in Vietnam: And 101 Other Things Every Interesting Man Should Know ($12 paperback / $10 Kindle @ Amazon.com)
It’s a guy’s travel guide to traveling the world. While some of the 101 things won’t apply — info on joining the mile high club is cliche and total bullshit at this point, unless you like getting it on where countless strangers drop anchor … — but a guide to the best nudist beaches (as well as how to behave when you’re there), as well as understanding the elements of the perfect Japanese bow, and how to actually drink snake blood while in Vietnam are interesting things every man should know. Hey, that phrase is in the book’s title!
#5. The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide ($16 hardcover / $11 paperback / $10 Kindle @ Amazon.com)
From fighting off alligators, building a livable snow cave and mixing a perfect martini to throwing a four-seam fastball, learning these essential “guy skills” will entertain you as much as they might help you in a pinch. The info is solid and will keep you coming back for more, but the pictures — for those of us who hate, hate, hate words — are lacking and a little cheesy.
#6. The Book of Unusual Knowledge($10 hardcover @ Amazon.com)
Less focused on providing service than answering some of life’s bizarre questions — Are plastic bags killing sacred cows in India? Does NASCAR have roots in bootlegging moonshine? Did Ronald Reagan see not one, but two UFOs during his lifetime? — it’s a hardcover bathroom reader that’ll come in handy if you’re ever held at knifepoint in the Cash Cab.
#7. 1,001 Facts that Will Scare the S#*t Out of You ($10 @ Amazon.com) offers lots of scary facts you probably didn’t want to know. You’ll be grossed out, disturbed, and educated.
#8. Uncle John’s Fantastic Bathroom Reader ($12 @ Amazon.com) includes crazy facts, bizarre crime stories, strange news, and nerdy science facts you probably don’t know and might have trouble believing.
#9. Strange History ($11 @ Amazon.com) is full of silly, spooky, mysterious, and all around mind-blowingly weird tales that spans ancient times up until the 20th centure.
#10. What’s Your Poo Telling You? ($11 @ Amazon.com) is a helpful illustrated guide of different types of poos. It will help you understand what’s up with your poo, plus includes poo trivia and weird case histories.
#11. Knowledge Stew ($11 @ Amazon.com) will help you be the most interesting person at a party. It’s full of facts in every subject from science to history. Get ready to answer any question you’ve ever had with this book!
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