Despite many guys' love of sports, invariably some go misunderstood as we bask in the glories of our professional sports heroes. The Sports Book ($24) names itself "The definitive guide to every sport," and it doesn't disappoint. Containing rules and game-winning strategies for more than 200 sports, it will help you become a more well-rounded sports buff, and will no doubt lead to some winning bets over the rules of synchronized swimming when Beijing '08 rolls around.
You're never too old to give your buddies a scare or to impress a young lady with a killer trick. Tricks to Freak Out Your Friends ($10) includes 50 "rude, sick, and mind-blowing stunts" that will surely get you some attention. The book provides step-by-step directions to show you how to resurrect dead flies, swallow table knives, cut off your thumbs with scissors, and many more glamourous tricks.