November

This months theme is #moreads in honour of Movember. The brainchild of 3 blokes drinking in a Melbourne bar in 2003, the campaign has raised over 175 million dollars for research, treatment and education programs for men’s health. During this month over 500,000 men will put their shavers aside in a sometimes vain and embarrassing attempt to grow a moustache.

Apart from a fortunately brief and minor resurgence in the late 1970’s the Victorian and Edwardian years of the 19th and early 20th Century was the golden age of the moustache for English language authors. Perhaps it’s appropriate that this month we remember some of the authors from that time who are now seldom read.

Following on from #egoreads in October, you might also want to read about some of your favourite moustachiod heroes: biographies about Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickock, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Salvador Dali, Sammy Davis Jr, Marlon Brando, Freddie Mercury, Frank Zappa, Ned Flanders, John Cleese, or Billy Connoly could entertain.  Okay, there might not be a biography of Ned Flanders, but Matt Groening sports a mo too!

Who are your favourite characters with moustaches? (we’re sure they’re not ALL melodrama villians!).

What ideas do you have for reading that celebrates being a man, or reading that supports men’s health awareness?

We hope you will join us in our #moreads, and share your own reading during Movember.

There will be a twitter discussion 8.00pm (AEST) 29 November to discuss #moreads. See you online then.

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