The Ultimate Man Repeller Companion: 54 Reading Recommendations to Keep You Company
03.16.20

While Team MR is working from home for the foreseeable future, we’re cooking up stories for the days ahead (come with an appetite!), though as a starting point, I’ve been gleaning inspiration for how to give my days some shape from the archive I know best.

Enter the Man Repeller Companion: A compilation of MR stories I made to check a lot of those boxes that I am, and you might be, craving right now. It includes: the most impressive infographic of podcasts I’ve ever laid eyes on, a whole host of home and closet improvement projects, MR tested recipes, socializing strategies, longform stories to hunker down with, and funny little ditties that might coax a giggle out of you.

Below are some questions you may be asking the universe right now, and Man Repeller’s slate of answers, which I’ll be updating with more stories throughout the day. Let me know which ones I missed, and which tried and true MR links you forward to your friends, in the comments below.


What should I read? What should I watch? Which podcast should I listen to?

Might I suggest…

Hey, I want some long stories I can get lost in!?

Might I suggest…

Do you have any stories that feel like the equivalent of being tickled?

Might I suggest…

I want to use my hands! What about some projects for my fine and gross motor skills?

I’m getting antsy. Can I move my body for my mind?

Might I suggest…

Ratatouille inspired me. What should I make for dinner? Or for breakfast? Or for my hourly snack break?

Might I suggest…

Spring cleaning sounds more fun than filing my taxes. How about some organizing hacks for home improvement projects?

Might I suggest…

I miss my friends. Any tips on socializing from a distance?

Might I suggest…

How the hell do I work from home??? Any tips?

Might I suggest…

I want to send my brain to the spa. Is there something fun I can just, like, look at?

Might I suggest…


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