The Kiwi male always loves a good book to help him unwind. Give him a summer of laughs with John Cleese, amazing food from Al Brown, thrills with new Jack Reacher, and many more other great book ideas for men.
Top Gifts Ideas for Men this Season
Finding the perfect gift for the guys in your life is often difficult. What do fathers, sons, boyfriends, or husbands really want? It’s even worse when they are the ‘strong silent type’. Well ponder no longer – this handy summary of the must have books will sort out the men from the boys.
So, he loves a good Dad’s joke does he? Then So, Anyway... by the master of comedy, John Cleese is the perfect gift for him. Spanning his entire career, this warts-and-all biography covers his entire life from coming up through Cambridge and his first steps into comedy, his ‘first time’ while on tour in New Zealand, the heady days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the films that followed, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, lemurs, and much more.
The best book for action man
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Personal is the 19th book in the hard-hitting series by Lee Child that pulls no punches. If you’ve got a Jack Reacher fan in your household, this is the perfect Xmas gift for them.
So he wants a revolution
Russell Brand thinks the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do - 'it's just the way things are' – WRONG! Join the Revolution – one part comedy, two parts politics, all parts Russell Brand. This is without a doubt, the best book for the thinking man.
Cooking up a storm
Al Brown is a name synonymous with good eats, good drinks and good times. So much so, that when the renowned chef opened his new restaurant in Auckland’s busy CBD it became an instant hit with the locals, and a must-do attraction for visitors. Depot: The Biography of a Restaurant (with recipes) is the culmination of Al Browns dream of good Kiwi bach cooking in the middle of the city. Give him this book, and just try to keep him out of the kitchen.
Man versus shark
Riley Elliot would be considered by many to be one of New Zealand’s bravest blokes. With nothing but a wetsuit for protection he swims with the oceans most ancient and deadly predators – sharks, but he is on a mission to change your mind. In his new book, Shark Man, he challenges the perception of the shark as a mindless and vicious beast as pure Hollywood and media hype. In fact, it is us who are the predator. With info about NZ shark species, habitats, human interactions and little known facts, Shark Man is a book that will appeal to all nature lovers.