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The Definitive Men’s Library

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, philosophy and biography — this list will keep you reading through 2017.

Ride Low, Ride Slow

The Joys of a Slow Sports Car

Fast cars are all well and good, but sometimes driving nirvana comes from driving a slow car within an inch of its life.

A Young Man Reminisces on his truest ride

A Love Letter to My 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Somewhere in a musty garage basement in northern Pennsylvania, my 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250, silver with a few small red stripes on its cowling, sits collecting dust. I miss her. She deserves far better than this, and someday soon I'll give it to her: open roads dappled in spring sunshine, screaming lunges out of tight twisting corners, highway cruises where she can yell as loud as she likes. She's just a little thing, but ccs don't mean anything to me. I ogle Ducatis; she doesn't mind. Our relationship is not about displacement.

Octane
Why the wolf pack's third outing marks a bad day for comedy

Hungover: The Curse of Comedy Triplets

This weekend, director Todd Phillips, who's already set a new model for comedy success in many respects, will gain another distinction when his most popular film series joins a rare -- and terrible -- group of humor franchises that make it to a third outing. He hopes The Hangover: Part III avoids the doomed flight path flown by the others. I'm praying he fails.

A Coffee Roaster’s Memoir

Remembrance of Beans Past

I was in the back room bagging up some breakfast blend when I heard shouting from the café. At that same moment, I smelled smoke and knew that my batch of Sumatran had caught on fire. I dashed to the roaster, flicked off the gas burners and closed the vent. I knew the routine. This had happened before. The cloth and rubber belt had broken, the drum stopped rotating and the beans ignited inside, fanned by the air being sucked in through the vents. Now my hope was that the flames didn’t make it into the chimney and light up the chaff that had no doubt built up inside. If that happened, we’d have to evacuate the café and call the fire department.

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