Synopses & Reviews
“In an era where words such as ‘manly, ‘stout-hearted, and ‘rugged are dismissed as ape like remnants of an outdated age, Mike Herron steps forward to rescue the notion of manliness, to restore its respect with a treasure chest chock-full of wisdom and wit, a guidebook filled with pithy pearls of advice and instruction, all pointing the way to the rock-solid ground of a place he warns has been neglected too long—that place we call manhood.”
— Mike DOrso, author of eight national best-sellers and a collection of award-winning essays titled PUMPING GRANITE and Other Portraits of People at Play.____________
“The Book of Testosterone covers a lot of what Ive learned from my best teammates. Thank God he left out the part about cannibalism.”
— Terry Whelan, former player for the United States National Rugby Team
“When I first started hunting with Mike, he put me into one of his deer stands … within an hour I took a beautiful 8-point buck. Ive been listening to his advice ever since.”
—Captain Michael Ireland (USN Retired)
_______________ “Seldom Wrong, Never in Doubt … thats The Book of Testosterone … my newest reference manual.”
— Bob Herron, Famous Brother
President, Mediaworks Pro Group
_______________ “I truly loved The Book of Testosterone … I know it is going to improve my bar act.”
— Dave Hamberg, Bon Vivant and Raconteur
President, Paladin Funding Corporation
“Theres never been a better time in history to Man-Up. Mike has given us wisdom for millions of sons from hundreds of fathers … Insight that can be a guiding force in any mans life.”
— John Carr, Chairman and CEO,
Brain Surgery Worldwide, Inc.
“What a great read. Once I started I couldnt put it down. Now I know who the saying ‘Be Like Mike is really about. One is never too old to get a reminder on what it takes to be a man.”
— Brian Vizard, Executive Director
United States Rugby Football Foundation
Former Captain, United States National Rugby Team
_______________ “What a great effort in capturing the very best of why men long for the days of battle … whether with a fishing rod, on the pitch, or just the everyday fight it takes to survive. A super reference for all that is wise.”
— Col. Tom Trumps (Ret.), Commandant,
Virginia Military Institute
The Book of Testosterone is a treasure-trove of humorous quotes, euphemisms, clichés, and opinions, profoundly useful in shaping the real man.
Portrait of a Real Man
- He loves God, his country, his family and his friends.
- He takes charge of himself so others won’t.
- He is well-read and knowledgeable about a wide range of things.
- He has a very good grasp of the painfully obvious.
- He maintains a positive attitude.
- He is a hard worker and enjoys good times.
- He tries to better himself and is resilient.
- He cares about others more than himself.
- He has a good sense of humor.
- He will fight (to win) if necessary.
- He respects women.
- He is committed to something.
- He demonstrates some level of self-control.
- He makes an effort to stay fit and cares about his appearance.
- He loves animals, the outdoors and sports.
- He always roots for the home team.
It’s a man’s world.
Attitude is everything.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
Don’t fear authority, just respect it.
Second place is for first losers.
The simplest explanation is usually the best.
If you hang out at a barber shop long enough you’re going to get a haircut.
Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. And money buys whiskey.
“Know your stuff, be a man,
and take care of your troops”
Douglas Southall Freeman
Don’t preach a sermon you can’t follow yourself.
It pays to allow oneself to be
persuaded by the facts.
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth. At least that’s what the Irish think.
Confidence is important, but showing confidence
in others is more important.
If you get used to something, it’s likely time to quit.
“All that needs to be done for evil to exist is
for a few good men to do nothing.”
All leadership is other-oriented.
I will never quit. I will never fail.
U.S. Navy SEAL Pledge
The Book of Testosterone is a treasure trove of humorous, thought-provoking quotes, euphemisms, clichés, and opinions useful in shaping real men. Some are well-known, others have been handed down by unknown men from the past. Dont miss this timeless wisdom from the hearts and minds of testosterone-driven men, the perfect gift for women to give their guys and for guys to give themselves.
Testosterone is, above all, an attitude—one that will bolster the outcome of just about everything you do. When you start with enthusiasm, confidence, or willingness and desire—versus their alternatives—better results are inevitable. With a testosterone attitude, successes become more common and significant. A little attitude adjustment helps to overcome inadequacies and hurdles.
A positive attitude multiplies the quality of everything—your effort, determination, intensity, calmness, insight, focus, input, output, spirit, and sanity. Testosterone influences your level of success. Better yet, testosterone can make all the difference youll need.
It is far better to be a participant than a spectator.
“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
Try to give folks what they want.
A handshake doesnt count unless its firm.
Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words.
And money buys whiskey.
I will never quit …. I will not fail.
U.S. Navy SEAL Pledge
When you bury the hatchet,
make sure it isnt in someones head.
“How much more grievous are the consequences
of anger than the causes of it.”
When someone invades your personal space, dont step back— instead, step forward.
A good sense of humor is a wonderful blessing.
Laughter is the best medicine.
“Its my rule never to lose me temper,
till it would be detrimental to keep it.”
When you have the opportunity to take a nap, go for it.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Looking forwards is far more productive than looking backwards, yet living in the present is what matters.
Variety is the spice of life.
Dont go through life like a single food eater.
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
From Abraham Maslow
If you must face the music, dance to it.
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