Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Tim1
Straight Down The Middle
A while back we were contacted by a manly man by the name of Josh Karp. Josh had recently written a book entitled Straight Down The Middle and offered the Man Institute a copy to check out. I’d like to say that it took persuasive techniques and hours of bargaining to get us to agree to read it, but really he simply mentioned that the book is about improving your golf swing and we were instantly drooling over the idea.
The book arrived and I cracked it open that night in an attempt to tune out the episode of Dancing With the Stars that my wife was watching. As it turns out this worked quite well. I was captivated right from the introduction of the book as Josh spoke a bit about himself and told me what he was all about.
Going into the first chapter I was getting right into it. The topic became something I am deeply interested in: effortlessness. As it turns out Josh is a big fan of it too. Without giving too much of the book away, Josh found online someone who was combining golf with an ancient technique which basically allows the body to relax and let you become more aware of yourself. As a result, you should achieve the “effortless swing.”
The rest of the book has a similar tone. Josh travels far and wide learning different techniques designed to make himself a better golfer, and as a result: a better person. Josh meets many different people in this book, each of which have something great to offer his golf game (and sometimes have hilarious accents which are captured in the book perfectly).
This book was very well written. It was both funny and informative with a few great quotes and a lot of passion. Golf is one of the oldest manly activities on the face of the Earth. Combine that with another manly ancient art: martial arts, and you get a book that is page after page of pure testosterone.
I’d highly recommend grabbing a copy of this book. Fortunately for you, it’s on Amazon so you won’t even need to get up. How’s that for effortlessness? Just wipe the Cheetos powdered cheddar off your hands and head over to:
Or just head over to amazon and make the purchase: