Its mission is "to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers" by bringing attention to the issue, promoting the expansion of what is called "reading" to include materials like comic books, and encouraging grown men to be literacy role models. Scieszka says, "It kind of came out of my experience ... Guys Read: Funny Business is a humorous book but beware should it also become a how-to book for aspiring juvenile delinquents.
Featuring some of the best writers around, and compiled by certified guy Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Thriller is a pulse-pounding collection of brand-new short stories, each one guaranteed to keep you riveted until the final page. Guys Read, a huge online list of books and authors recommended "by guys for guys," has boy appeal, with a bold, handsome design and frank, funny writing. Books are divided into "guy" genres, some humorous such as "at least one explosion". The second volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading is chock-full of mystery, intrigue, and nefarious activity.