The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 17, 2009 - Reference - 288 pages
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Man Up!

While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous.

Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential.

This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to:
  • Shave like your grandpa
  • Be a perfect houseguest
  • Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu
  • Help a friend with a problem
  • Give a man hug
  • Perform a fireman's carry
  • Ask for a woman's hand in marriage
  • Raise resilient kids
  • Predict the weather like a frontiersman
  • Start a fire without matches
  • Give a dynamic speech
  • Live a well-balanced life

So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
 

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Quaint idea...at once mawkish, pretentious, humorous, pseudo-proper...the discerning reader needs to filter the foppish silliness for the sagacity that is secreted within the product of two very full ... Read full review

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

The author presents some common sense information with some good advice and some useless information. While I agree with much of what the author states, he appears to have some antiquated ideas on men ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Dress Like a Gentleman Getting Fitted for a Suit How to Rock
Chapter Two The Friend
Making
Fight Like a Gentleman Break Down a Door Perform the Firemans
Them Nice Guys Dont Have to Finish Last Give Flowers Like
Chapter Six The Outdoorsman
Streamline Your Camping Trip Set Up Camp Man and Fire Five
Chapter Seven The Leader
Five Traits of Leadership Exude Magnetic Charisma How to Shake
Chapter Eight The Virtuous
Afterword
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Brett McKay is a man. Kate McKay loves manly men. Together this husband and wife team reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and run the ArtofManliness.com, the manliest website on the Internet.

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