I'm 46 and male who works out and thinks he's macho and I've read this book 4 times. If you have a stressful job like me where you can't relax, read the HP books. They put you in a fantasy world and JK Rowling's storytelling is so unbelievable and descriptive, she's the best. I got this series for my father after my mother passed away. They were married 69 years and he was grieving. This is not his kind of book but after reminding him how much my mother loved them, he agreed to read them and agrees it puts him in another world and helps him gain peace.