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150 Things Every Man Should Know: Telling you the Things Your Best Friend Can't [Paperback]

Gareth May
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`It is part agony uncle, part technical manual, part etiquette guide and a complete publishing phenomenon'. -- Plymouth Herald

`A funny and frequently wise anthology of information for members of the male species'. --Daily Record

Book Description

For all boys and young men who've outgrown their Dangerous Book and need to grow up, this is the essential instruction manual for young men everywhere.

From the Inside Flap

Do you know how to change a tyre? Give a speech? How to know if you are falling in love?

Or shave without leaving a nasty rash? How about ironing a shirt? And where do you stand on urinal etiquette?

If the answer to any of the above is 'no', or 'haven't a clue', fear not. Neither did 24-year-old author Gareth May until he started to gather centuries-old male wisdom for the 'metrosexual' generation. Stuck on the verge of a major motorway with a punctured tyre after swerving to avoid a low-flying pigeon, Gareth was confronted with the fact that he had no idea how to mend his puncture and get back on the road.

Later, after the excoriating diatribe and accusations of uselessness from his father, he reflected that it wasn't just practical, manly skills - tying a tie properly, wielding a power drill, changing a leaky faucet - that had passed him by. Gareth was clueless about just pretty much every skill perceived as the key to coming of age as a modern man. Sophisticated stuff, like how to hold a baby or how to end a relationship without being a complete git...

While girls share magazines with dog-eared problem pages, the modern boy has no such manual, no instruction leaflet to ease their transition into manhood. Until now.

Gareth May has written the essential manual for young men across the world covering subjects as diverse as stubborn spots, slow dancing dos and don'ts, the perfect fry-up and putting on a condom in less than ten seconds. Witty, brilliantly honest and down-to-earth, 150 Things Every Man Should Know tells you all those things your best friend can't and your mum and dad won't.

From the Back Cover

The essential coming-of-age manual for every modern young man ...

How to tie the perfect Windsor knot

Urinal etiquette

How to choose and smoke a cigar

Slow dancing dos and don'ts

How to fry the perfect steak

How to down a pint in one without being sick

How to hold a baby like a mother of ten

About the Author

Gareth May is twenty-four years old and lives near Exeter where he works as a bookseller in Waterstones. This is his first book.
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