The Dangerous Book For Boys by two grown boys: Conn and Hal Iggulden is indeed the "perfect book for every boy between eight and eighty." Because, "In this age of video games and cell phones, there must still be a place for knots, tree houses, and stories of incredible courage."
"Is it old-fashioned? Well, that depends. Men and boys today are the same as they always were, and interested in the same things. They may conquer different worlds when they grow up, but they'll still want these stories for themselves and for their sons....The camp you make today will be there forever. You want to learn coin tricks and how to play poker because you never know when the skills will come in handy. You want to be self-sufficient and find your way by the stars. Perhaps for those who come after us, you want to reach them. Well, why not? Why not?'" [Cal and Hal Iggulden]
For knowledge on the stars, insects, go-carts, famous battles, stories of courage, and how to play chess well, along with so much more; this is a book that every boy in your life deserves. My favorite part? Advice on Girls which I felt the need to copy in its entirety...