If you haven’t heard of The Dangerous Book for Boys , you have likely been on a long vacation. It’s gotten a lot of press, due mainly I think to it’s provocative title. It’s a nice big book in a dangerous red color and it’s the type of thing guys like to read, often while taking a break in the bathroom. The book is a compendium of random guy subjects like “essential gear,” “how to make a go kart,” and a long section on secret codes. None of it is new, and most of it has been done before. But maybe that’s the charm. The typeface is old and the hand-drawn illustrations harken back to a childhood none of us has had for quite some time. The Dangerous Book looks like something you’d read under the covers with a flashlight or in a pup tent in your backyard. It’s fun to page through, though don’t expect to use it as much of a reference book. Amazon sells it for $24.95, but you can get it right now at Daedalus.com for only $14.95 in hardback.
About Paul Banas
Paul Banas is happy married dad of two great kids living in San Francisco. He writes now about kids, new technology and how the two interact for GreatDad.com and for Pregnancy Magazine (pregnancymagazine.com) where he is also the publisher.
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