I would never recommend this for beginers at drawing males because it's not a "How To Draw" book, but it does show how using layers and creating your own backgrounds for a character makes them stand out more. It also has great characters in it, ranging from trendy guys, rock stars, Visual Kei, wrestlers, martial artists, nerdy guys, etc. So if your looking for a colorful, stylish book to inspire your own male characters, then it's great; but don't buy it if you don't already know how to draw males. I think "How To Draw Manga Males" is the best, and apparently the only good resource available. There are other decent books that briefly focus on guys: Manga Mania Romance, HTDM Couples, Let's Draw Manga Ninja & Samurai, Let's Draw Manga Tokyo Urban Hip Hop Culture, and HTDM Computones Couples (Great for free tones too). Good luck being an artist!