Joe Manganiello Signing Copies of his New Book “Evolution”

Posted on December 20, 2013

Joe Manganiello signs copies of his new book “Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide To Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building The Body You’ve Always Wanted” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California.






[Photo Credit: Parisa/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • Arjay Gallo


  • Front to back, man knows how to sell a book.

  • Mismarker

    I want to become a famous singer, record a cover of John Mayer’s “Your Body is a Wonderland”, and have Joe Manganiello star in the video with me.

  • Glam Dixie

    That book cover made me snort a bit but damn, the man himself is looking fine.

  • hughman

    I know he’s “straight” or whatever (I don’t really care) but damn if every cazh outfit he wears doesn’t just SCREAM “Chelsea Queen”. From the watch to the boots. You go on with your bad werewolf self, Mr. Man.

    • Shawn EH

      It’s all douche from head to toe: douche boots (too old), douche pants (too shiny), douche watch (too big). The only non-douchey part is the salt and pepper hair.

      • hughman

        Personally I don’t get “douchey”. In fact, I would have worn a very similar outfit (in ’95, when *I* was a Chelsea Queen and minus the untucked shirt which wasn’t a thing yet). Maybe the past predominance of this look is why it seems so stereotypical to me now.

    • annabelle archer

      Look at the size of his….ring.

      • marlie

        I kind of love it. The ring, of course.

      • kimmeister

        That looks like a cocktail ring for women.

      • I’m concerned about the ring. It seems like the thin edge of the wedge to becoming an elderly gay windchime.

    • Evan

      You can even see he has one of those necklaces on or maybe he’s wearing fake tags lol

  • Sarah

    Well, I don’t know what these “mental walls” are he’s talking about (unless they are made of cheese & beer), but he is HAWT.

    • kimmeister

      Mine are made out of cheese, potato chips, and chocolate.

  • terpsichory

    Ok, think I need help. I just stared a solid 5 minutes on these pictures, trying to figure out the book titles in the background. BARELY NOTICING THE BEEFCAKE! What is wrong with me?!

    • Sarah

      Firearms and mountain climbing. All in order for a suitably manly backdrop.

    • AnneElliot

      You are a bibliophile after my own heart. Perhaps you were a librarian or bookseller in another life? I ALWAYS look at book titles on shelves, in real life and in photos. Terribly nosy that way.

      • terpsichory

        Considering that I sell books in this life, as well, I think you’re right on the money. And I’m also prone to character-assessment-by-way-of-bookshelf-inspection. I usually try to stay open-minded, because sometimes junk just winds up on your shelves, but it’s often a good indicator of whom you’re dealing with.

        • joything

          A BK after my own heart. How many parties have I spent with my nose in the bookshelves? Too many.

          • Constant Reader

            Me too! Alas, once or twice I’ve complimented my host or hostess on their interesting vintage book collection only to discover that they were purchased for looks alone and had not been opened since they arrived in the house. Sigh.

    • Kate4queen

      I always look to see if my books are on the shelf. (self obsessed? Me?)

    • Well, autograph my title page and call me a fan: I did exactly the same thing. Worse, I was trying to figure out which ones I had read (like Into Thin Air) and which ones I hadn’t (The Shooter’s Bible).

    • I just saw “sports” and realised there wouldn’t be any titles I recognised.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Motha of GAWD.

  • YoungSally

    In this nicest possible way — this might be the most targeted book signing ever…unless they moved it to Fire Island

  • MilaXX

    sadly he does nothing for me

    • Cave man. I prefer something a little more finished. Although I did see a picture of him sans beard and it was good.

      ETA: I must give him props that the beard is trimmed with no neck hair. So, a little less cave man than usual.

      • TAGinMO

        He appeared in early-season How I Met Your Mother flashbacks as one of Marshall’s law-school classmates. Cropped hair, clean-shaven and/or light scruff, nicely built but not comically so like now. Basically just a really good-looking Boy Next Door.

        Frankly, while this iteration of Joe still does it for me, I much preferred the earlier version.

  • cmb92191


  • Jacob Bowen

    His douchey clothes ruin his normally spasm-inducing appeal for me.

    • cmb92191

      Well just remove the clothes- the problem is solved!

  • annabelle archer

    Yes, please.

  • Aidan B

    I don’t need the book, “the body I’ve always wanted” is holding it. Come to Mama!

  • In_Stitches

    I feel like this reads less douche-y than it is? Maybe the other way around? I’m not sure…it doesn’t read ‘tacky asshole’ to me. The only thing that kind of bugs is the one-too-many undone buttons on the shirt, and he’s there shilling his fitness book, so I’ll give him that much. All in all, he gets a pass.

  • Ashleigh

    dear G O D

  • random_poster

    And Sausage Friday before Christmas keeps on giving. Yummy!!

  • Qitkat

    That is the biggest honkin’ ring I’ve ever seen on a man.

    • Daktari100

      And it’s all paid for too, I bet.

  • Brandon Taylor


  • ChristopherM

    Why he ever wears clothing is beyond me.

    • stephbellard

      He’s the kinda guy you swallow.

      • GillianHolroyd

        I just swallowed my gum.

      • marlie

        OMG, I can’t breathe. {Dies laughing}

    • conniemd

      Really. If you are going to sign a book with a cover like that, you want to see him shirtless, just to make sure that the cover isn’t photoshopped or something.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Right, because, you know, we NEED to know that. And we need to judge it up close as to whether or not it’s photoshopped. With our fingers. And possibly our tongues. You know, before the security guards drag us away.

  • heuristicvalue

    Not yummy at all for me. That cover frightens me. Too muscle-y, orange-tan, AND oily. Blargh.

    • NOLA_gal

      Yup. Looks like the exact book my narcissistic ex- would need to have. Barf. Beautiful face, though.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I’m on the record as finding him extremely jumpable, but holy cow, he looks SCARY AS HELL on the cover of that book.

  • MartyBellerMask


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That big spot on the carpet is taking this to another level. I dont’t often find myself attracted to this man type, but Joe is doing for me here.

  • marlie

    Truth: When I said in the Benedict Cumberbatch post that all I needed to round out Sausage Friday was Idris and Hiddleston, I *ALMOST* wrote Manganiello, too, but I figured that he wasn’t promoting anything.

    THANK YOU TLo for reading my mind because NOW Sausage Friday is complete. I’ll be in my bunk…

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Loving the last photo the most-who cares about the book when you can stare at the man?

  • Fred Vaughn


  • Oh Man..

  • Lebogang Mogashoa

    Driver roll up the partition please…

    • Jaeda Laurez

      *body rolls* You win.

  • colleenjanel

    Um… the guy on the cover and the guy holding the book don’t look like the same guy. Maybe it’s one hell of an optical illusion, but has he lost all the muscles?

  • Julie Parr

    He performed as Stanley in Streetcar at the Yale Rep this year. While his performance wasn’t stellar, there was a point in the show where he removed his shirt. The Yale Rep audience tends toward academics and grey-hairs but when he took his shirt off, there was an audible GASP from the audience. His body is truly a gasp-worthy specimen.

  • Imasewsure

    Always hate his poses but he’s always funny on The Soup. Love those boots. Perfect outfit for a hot-guy book signing party too

  • lalahartma

    Yum. The book sounds lame, though.

  • quiltrx

    So, all I’m saying is…the part of my brain that is loving this is NOT the part that reads books…

  • H2olovngrl

    Is he at my library?

  • ChaquitaPhilly


  • Laurabel

    AL-CEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED! Nobody who has watched him as Alcide on “True Blood” could possibly think Joe wasn’t freaking hawt no matter what he was wearing. Put him in a raggedy Ed Hardy shirt and acid-washed mom jeans and I’d still hit that so hard he’d be stuttering for weeks.

  • MichaelStrangeways

    That big fruity, Lucrezia Borgia poison ring has gotta go…

  • Kent Roby

    I assume that the entirety of his book says (1) Have ridiculous genetics, (2) Have a tv job that requires you to be ripped and naked, and (3) Work out 4 hours/day.

  • I want the real life version to save me from the terrifying apparition on the cover.

  • Diego!

    #SausageFriday INDEED!

  • Daktari100

    I love that man with his gay hair. Woof!

  • Synnae

    Late to the party. I recommend everybody who is as terrified of that cover as I am go over to TLo’s fairy blogsisters to read their hilarious write up.

  • Ten Ten

    God is Good.

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    …I’ll be in my bunk

  • Joe manganiello, Must have crafted a wonder tis time I agree here on Tlo.
    Will be good to get something out from this wonder for my BMI
    I am late here.
    Nice hang out though.
    Happy holiday, to all of you.
    And a very, very happy new year 2014!!!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Oh, you yummy, YUMMY man!