Essential Reading

The following is a list of blog posts that describe the basis for a great deal of the San Diego Man Camp philosophy on all sorts of topics. The list also contains many of the "must read" books that we've found to be helpful.

Blog Posts

Defining Alpha and Beta

Are you a "Nice Guy?"

Our Beliefs, Summarized

The Gender Role Protection Theory.

Women, explained (nine part series)

What is the difference between an alpha and a beta male?

Description of the beta male.

Why do beta males think alpha males are assholes?

The passion and intimacy paradox.

The "Dead Bedroom" sexless relationship phenomenon. 

Six Harsh Truths About Life - From Cracked


On Masculinity

The Way of Men - Jack Donovan
The Rational Male - Rollo Tomassi
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Mark Manson
The Gift of Fear - Gavin de Becker
Dominate - David De Las Morenas
No More Mr. Nice Guy - Robert Glover
The Myth of Male Power - Warren Farrell
A Fighter's Heart - Sam Sheridan
Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women - Christina Hoff Sommers
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere - John "Lofty" Wiseman
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man - Nora Vincent

On Sex and Relationships

Book of Pook - free web "book" compiled from SoSuave forums
Married Man Sex Life - Athol Kay
Sex at Dawn - Ryan and Jetha
The Art of Seduction - Robert Greene
Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel
Rules of the Game - Neil Strauss
The Natural - Richard La Ruina
Perv - Jesse Bering
Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters - Dr. Helen Smith

On Lifestyle

The Art of Nonconformity - Chris Guillebeau

On Business

The 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss
Linchpin - Seth Godin
Tribes - Seth Godin

On Social Skill

How to Talk to Anyone - Leil Lowndes
The Social Animal - Elliot Aronson
Influence - Robert Cialdini

On Creativity

Ignore Everybody - Hugh MacLeod (for the creative types)

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