Grow a Mo – Save a Bro!

Movember was launched in Australia in 2003 to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers. Men bring attention to these issues by growing a moustache during the month of November; simply changing their appearance fosters conversation about the serious underlying issues of men’s health. Check out these websites for detailed information about Movember Foundation and No Shave November, two organizations dedicated to the prevention of premature death in men.

Center for the Reader is showing its support for this worthwhile cause by showcasing an array of mustachioed authors and their fictional works. I’ve got to be honest with you – fashions of the hirsute upper lip are hard to find these days. Facial hair is dominant among contemporary authors, but that bit of panache, that artist flair, that je ne sais quoi of the singular moustache is notably lacking. As such, we’re reaching back through history, in some cases, to showcase extraordinary men, not only for their notable writing, but for their equally exceptional lip toupees.

Arthur Conan Doyle:

Sherlock Holmes: The Novels

Ralph Ellison:

Invisible Man

Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Edgar Allan Poe:

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Mark Twain:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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