Review of Ears of Steel: The Real Man’s Guide to Walt Disney World

9781937011345New to the Disney book market is the newest book by Intrepid Travel Traveler is Ears of Steel:  The Real Man’s Guide to Walt Disney World by Bart Scott.  The official description is as follows:

Walt Disney World is for little kids, princesses, and dweebs, right? WRONG!There’s more than enough at WDW to keep the two-fisted, thrill-seeking, hard-drinking, meat-eating he-man of the house happy as a caveman with a mammoth rib.Bart Scott comes to the aid of moms and girlfriends everywhere with the only guidebook specifically designed to convince the football-watching, beer-swilling, couch potato they love that a trip to WDW will not only reduce the whining in the household and give them continued access to those special favors, but will actually be FUN for them.Scott’s the real deal—a real guy, with big appetites, firm convictions, and a healthy disdain for pretentiousness in all its forms. He’s also big enough to admit that the toughest hombre’s heart melts a little when his own little princess falls under the spell of Disney magic.

Ears of Steel is an honest, straight-from-the-shoulder, and frequently hilarious look at everything in Walt Disney World that keeps real men coming back, with all the sissy stuff either glossed over or ignored entirely.

First of all, this book was written for men.  I am certainly no man.  According to the book, I was “supposed” to read a small chapter in the beginning and hand the book to my man.  Seeing that I just went ahead and read the book, I was apparently breaking the law:)
What I found in the book was whit and macho hilarium.  In fact, I would love to meet the author, Bart, simply so I could see him using his humor first hand!  The book was great at presenting excitement for attractions from a man’s perspective.  The humor poked at the more feminine aspects of the Disney parks and greatly highlighted the more manly aspects of a visit to Disney World (such as describing how to Drink Around the World in EPCOT).
The book is directed towards those males who may not want a vacation to Disney because the parks overadverise the softer, more child-like aspects of the park.  However, the humor and the descriptions make the book easily directed at anyone who wants to learn a bit about the parks while laughing along with the author.
The book can be bought on Amazon.com here for $10.83.

About the Author:
When Natalie is not helping others plan a Disney vacation, she is a wife, mom and Certified Public Accountant. She collected her favorite planning and money savings tips in her book Strategies for Paying for Disney. In addition to these great savings strategies, she uses Magical Journeys to book her vacation so she can receive the best available cost on her next Disney adventure!