I was even almost able to explain how an amplifier worked when my kids asked. Almost. I mean, it made sense when Malone explained it to me, but it failed to take hold in my physics-challenged memory.
Give this book to a man in your life at your own risk. He might bombard you with his learnings, but you'll enjoy them, too. I promise.
2. If disaster and survival is more your guy's thing, try
World War II! Disaster at sea! Sharks! Governmental cover-ups!
Teddy Roosevelt! Lethal heat! New York City!
3. If he needs a good laugh he'll probably enjoy
I'm a Ken Jennings fan. This exploration of the map- and geography-loving world both educates and amuses. Plus, this recommendation is road-tested. I gave it to the dear hub to read, and he has greatly enjoyed it.
4. And, finally, I need at least one fiction suggestion. How about
Yes, I know it's been out forever, and maybe he had to read it in high school. But hey--it's one of the best books ever, appealing both to the idealistic and mid-life crisis stages of a guy's life. Not only that, but you can then get him to see the Leo diCaprio movie with you. Just don't buy him the Gatsby with the movie tie-in cover
|Cover not released yet, but it might look a little something like this...|
Happy Father's Day to all!