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How to Mow the Lawn: The Lost Art of Being a Man [Hardcover]

Elwin St Productions , Sam Martin
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21 April 2003
Do you look like a Barbie when firing up the barbi? Is your Iron John act a little rusty? When you give her flowers, do you come across as a weed? If the going gets tough, do you look like the Marlboro man or the Michelin man? As new man becomes old news, it's time to rediscover the lost art of masculine dependability. From DIY to MOT, this simple, practical guide offers no-nonsense advice on becoming an expert in all things manly: outdoor survival, carpentry, impressing the fairer sex, fixing the car or the perfect martini - it's all here. If you want to know about stuff, play with boys' toys, or even just fake it (hell, even Brando appeared in a musical), HOW TO MOW THE LAWN is the indispensable companion for the rigours awaiting 21st-century man.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (21 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747562628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747562627
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 13.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 427,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sam Martin was born in London. Today, he is a freelance writer in Austin, Texas where he lives with his wife, Denise, and son, Ford.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Funny Guide for Everyman - With serious Tips 2 Feb 2004
Format:Hardcover
This is a hilarious, clever book that is perfect for poking gentle fun at the man in your life, whether dad, husband, or brother. The book is done in a 50's style that makes it even more fun to peruse.
It shouldn't be the least bit surprising that Sam Martin, author of How to Mow the Lawn: The Lost Art of Being a Man, is a Texan. Because even if Texas has a tendency to churn out really crummy presidents, its genteel ethos is, for better or for worse, one of the last remaining bastions of homestyle decency. Lawn's step-by-step guidelines offer insight, often very funny insight on how to do such manly things as shaving and get into a girl's bedroom (you don't necessarily have to make it all the way to the bedroom). Don't expect to read this book and know how to care for a lawn. It is basically a bunch of 1 page tips and suggestions on what the author thinks a man should know. I like a lot of them, and think that it's well worth a buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to Mow the Lawn By Sam Martin 11 Jun 2009
Format:Hardcover
A truly excellent reference book for any bloke. Lots of handy hints for everyone from lads to grandads. This book is on the top of my list for when friends get married, buy a new house etc.

Very well written as it appeals to men while not offending ladies. I leave my copy on the bedside table for my guests to read and the only comment I get is "Where did you get this book?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm ashamed to say it, but... 30 Aug 2006
Format:Hardcover
...I often find this book really useful, even though it is meant to be humorous. It is actually pretty funny, with some great illustrations, but if I think about it, the stuff like shaving properly, DIY etc has actually changed the way I do things for the better. Hemce writing this review. Oh, and the CPR/heimlich tips are serious stuff, worth absorbing. More than just a joke book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not so Common Sense 9 Oct 2005
By JoeinBC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I think this book is brilliant. It touches on a variety of things men "should" know, that may be common sense, but truthfuly don't really know. It is enough of the basics to actually make one a starting functional in a variety of areas, but it is neither a difficult read nor a blow to the ego of the reader.

Brilliantly written, organized, and with an unspoken message of remembering traditional values of "the man". The book is true to it's title, and people who miss the connection just don't get it.

JoeinBC
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4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect Father's Day or stocking stuffer joke gift!!! 2 Oct 2003
By K. Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a hilarious, clever book that is perfect for poking gentle fun at the man in your life, whether dad, husband, or brother. The book is done in a kitschy 50's style that makes it even more fun to peruse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended to the parents of sons - 100% 19 Sep 2013
By Gisela Hausmann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
In the "good old days" before ALL kinds of information was available on the web various versions of the "little black book for men" existed. Then, when parents did not talk too freely with their sons (and daughters) about every type of topic, quite a few fathers may have bought such books and quietly handed them to their sons, so they would know what to do when taking out a young lady. Of course, these times are gone, such books aren't needed anymore but author Sam Martin rightfully points out, other skills have gotten lost since then.

His chapters: The Great Outdoors, Men and Machines, Man About the House, The Perfect Host and more shed light on these subjects. Sam Martin has authored the modern version for the 21st century.
"How to mow a Lawn" brings an irrefutable argument for reading up and adopting the presented manly skills.

Quoting from the intro: "You don't find to many smooth operators like Bogart and Brando around these days either. Men like that were gentle enough to out-charm a cobra while being principled enough to land a hard right to the jaw of any man who would say otherwise. Nowadays, most men no longer know what it takes to be real man."

I could not agree more. "How to a Lawn" delivers, which is why I bought if for my son when he was a teenager. Most impressive and useful is the last chapter "How to be a Hero". An excellent index completes the book. I also appreciated the charming drawings in the style of the fifties plus the excellent checklists and graphics, e.g. how to iron a shirt. [Indeed, in times of constantly being on the hunt for a better a job, this may come very handy.]

Definitively recommended to the parents of sons.

Gisela Hausmann -- author of life skills books & blogger
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to Mow the Lawn 15 Feb 2007
By Olive - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book for my Dad for Father's Day, and it was a huge hit. It looks at all the things that make men men - but in an affectionate rather than chauvinistic way. It also instructs on the lost art of being a bloke in todays climate of the modern metro-sexual.
4.0 out of 5 stars a good buy. 19 Mar 2014
By Ben Nutter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
a good book with good information. the entries are short enough to hold your attention, and long enough to convey some really useful knowledge.
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