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TGBC Monthly Challenge - #RedSugar

October 18, 2023

Each month the Tough Guy Book Club issues a challenge to all members. Some challenges are fun, some are creative, others are health-related – those ones are bloody important and can be lifesaving! In October all goons were tasked to go out and get...

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Goon Profile - Thomas Giles

August 10, 2023

Name: Thomas Giles Chapter: Gold Coast Chapter - President Who are you: I’m 36 and still don't know for sure. Son, Brother, Father, Punk Rock Warlord. Protector of the principles of science and logic. Cricket tragic and closet Pyromaniac. How long have you been...

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TGBC Monthly Challenge - #BPTest

March 10, 2023

105/75mmHg See that? That's a blood pressure reading. The first number is systolic pressure, which is the level of pressure against your artery walls when your heart beats. The second number is diastolic pressure, which is the level of pressure between beats when your...

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Mayfield Chapter Opening

March 03, 2023

Mayfield, near Newcastle NSW, is home to one of the newest chapters of the Tough Guy Book Club (TGBC); a network of men’s book clubs held in pubs around the country and overseas, committed to getting men reading, catching up, and putting decent conversation...

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TGBC Short Stories By Goons

January 30, 2023

If you’re a regular Goon, you know that each month we set a challenge for Goons to complete. Sometimes it’s a health challenge, like get your blood pressure checked. Sometimes it’s something simple like “do a thing” or “drink a beverage”. Back in October...

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TGBC Monthly Challenge - #OpShop

December 28, 2022

Op shops. Charity shops, secondhand stores, Vinnies, Salvos, the Goodwill. Call them whatever you like, wherever you are. For some they're a curiosity, a ubiquitous presence on your small town strip. For others they're a place you were supposed to go to drop off...

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Seattle Chapter Opening

November 09, 2022

This article is supposed to be about the opening of one of our new international chapters, a chapter in Seattle, Washington, but we can’t do that without first talking about the chapter founder, Jeff. We’re an Australian based book club for men, but we...

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Sale Chapter Opens

September 05, 2022

As Tough Guy Book Club slowly takes over the towns, cities, and suburbs of Australia, one area has been an unexpected focus of our expansion plans: Gippsland. For a relatively rural area, Gippsland in South-East Victoria boasts four chapters. TGBC also has a bit...

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TGBC Monthly Challenge - #NewBloods

August 31, 2022

If you’ve been around Tough Guy Book Club for a while, you’ll know we do monthly challenges. These challenges range from something a little strange like our unusual reading challenge, health related challenges like get your blood pressure checked, and club growth challenges like...

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TGBC Monthly Challenge - #NewBloods

August 17, 2022

August 2022 saw one of our coolest challenges yet, with goons being encouraged to give blood as part of the TGBC Lifeblood donor team. Restrictions preventing former residents of the United Kingdom from donating had recently been lifted, so #NewBloods was perfectly timed to...

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TGBC Monthly Challenge - #GuerrillaGardening

July 20, 2022 (noun) A member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces. From the Spanish, diminutive of guerra meaning 'war' +++ What's the first thing we learned from this month's challenge, where goons were tasked with planting...

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TGBC @ ASIST Training

July 13, 2022

In June 2022, ten goons from all points of the compass and all walks of life met in Sydney’s southwest for a two-day workshop in suicide first aid. The commitment this involved is evidence that suicide is at the forefront of our collective conscience,...

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