Father’s Day (June 17, 2018) is just around the corner. Do you need a thoughtful gift for the dad in your life? One that shows how much you appreciate his love and hard work? Mango Media’s got your back. Every dad could use a new book, whether he’s looking for empowerment and encouragement or just a few new craft beers to try on his next day off. Check out these amazing books—I’m sure you’ll find one that he’ll love.
Eating Across America: A Foodie’s Guide to Food Trucks, Street Food and the Best Dish in Each State by Daymon Patterson, $24.95
Daymon Patterson is better known as Daym Drops, an American food critic, YouTube celebrity, and television presenter. He initially gained popularity on YouTube for his video review of a Five Guys takeout meal, which spawned a viral online song by the Gregory Brothers. With hard work and determination, he eventually made his way to becoming Rachel Ray’s Food Correspondent. He travels abroad, sampling dishes and many QSR locations, all to give them a Super Official Food Review from the front seat of his truck. And now, Daym Drops offers Eating Across America for all traveling foodies like you. Eating Across America is a taste bud party of the country’s best food trucks, street foods, and cheap eats. Sometimes messy, but always made with love, eating out at local trucks and holes-in-the-wall has become a movement. Daym Drops details the definitive road map to truly tasting Americana. Eating Across America is the perfect tour guide for the travel foodie in all of us.
Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer by Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans, $17.95
An insider’s guide to craft beer, the world’s greatest drink! Since its invention 6,000 years ago, beer has come a long way. The legends of the craft beer industry have made sure everyone’s within reach of great beer. But, how do you make sure you get your hands on the right brew? Can you learn how to make beer? Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, we define and detail the finest artisan crafts, including ales, lagers, porters, stouts, and IPA beers. Plus, with the lowdown on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware, Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and get the best from every sip.
Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd by Joseph Pisenti, $19.95
When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders? What’s the furthest you can get from the ocean? How do you qualify as a country? Why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore. In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. In his debut book, Pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t. He answered questions like: Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonalds again? How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch? If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy? Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics? And so much more. Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky, Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.
Notoriously Dapper: How to be A Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence by Kelvin Davis, $19.95
Kelvin Davis, founder of body-positive menswear blog Notoriously Dapper, has brought us a book full of expertise and experience for men everywhere. From wedding etiquette to all-around decency and dignity, this book is a treasury of information. Davis covers all the bases, including dating how-tos (hint, pulling up and waiting for them in your car is wrong), social skills, and etiquette for all occasions. He even counsels on improving your character. Whether you are at a weekend wedding with your friends, courting a new lady, being a great colleague at work, or becoming a dad, Notoriously Dapper provides practical information and inspiration for the modern gentleman seeking to build body positivity and essential life skills.
GUTS: Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live From Passion by Sam Bracken, $18.95
Do you want to understand the important difference between head, heart, and gut and where each fits into better decision-making? Are you ready to enjoy a purpose driven life and all of the joy and contentment it can bring? GUTS will help you find that purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto, to find your own Duckworth grit. In his book GUTS, Sam Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuff—and even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and grace and a large helping of self-belief. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts, self-empowerment, a purpose driven life, and grit and grace?
Power Your Life With the Positive: Life Lessons and Secrets for Success From Luminaries and Everyday Heroes by Cyrus Webb, $16.95
Drawing on his relationships with industry insiders and those in front of and behind the camera in the entertainment industry, author Cyrus Webb has compiled Power Your Life With the Positive, a compendium of encouragement. This book is filled with stories of amazing life turnarounds from real people, showing the importance of optimism in an often negative world. Power Your Life With the Positive is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on positivity and happiness. In these times of economic uncertainty, civic strife, and political turmoil, it’s more important than ever to offer people hope and ideas on how to believe that the best is yet to come. The notables featured in Webb’s book faced their own fears, believed enough in their goals and dreams to pursue them, and reaped rewards by sticking to their guns and not allowing their own doubts—or the doubts of others—to stop them. Those featured in this book include: Grammy award-winning singer/actress Stephanie Mills, Paul T. Scheuring (creator of Fox’s Prison Break), LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow/Roots/Star Trek: The Next Generation), Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead/Birth of a Nation), Peter Engel (Executive Producer of Saved By the Bell), Antonique Smith (Notorious/Fox’s Shots Fired), Actor Darrin Dewitt Henson (Soul Food, the TV show/book/movie Stomp the Yard), John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard/Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots), actor Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal and 24), and many more.
List Price: $ 16.95 – $24.95