The Man's Book: The Indispensable Guide for the Modern Man Hardcover – 14 Sep 2006
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a fascinating guide to being a man in the 21st century... it will make a wonderful present or simply a great guide to the confusions of modern life. (GQ ONLINE)
This simple cover, drawing on a more sophisticated and classic look, marks it as a lifestyle guide for the mature metrosexual. From details about spirits, to a comprehensive summary of the life of James Bond, this collection is sure to appeal to men of all tastes. (THE BOOKSELLER - Men's Lifestyle, top title)
Under the headline VIRILE AND PROUD OF IT, the reviewer says her "own in-house uber masculine metrosexual.... amid alarming belly laughter... is literally convulsing with admiration.... (Thomas Fink) is displeased by this marginalisation of masculinity. He wants gentlemen everywhere to stand up and take note. Ladies should be aware that it makes for an illuminating afternoon when they do." (NEW STATESMAN,)
"Bloke facts, rules and tips.... stacks of handy, ZOO-Style info: how to start a fire with a Coke can, make cocktails, build a treehouse." Three stars (ZOO MAGAZINE)
"A big celebration of the human male form, spelling out all the stereotypes that make us so unique. A must, if urinal etiquette confuses you." Three stars (NUTS MAGAZINE)
Every now and then a book comes along that makes you ask yourself: why didn't I think of that....it deserves to sell in truckloads, and it probably will. (LITERARY REVIEW)
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Lets admit it guys we all aspire to be a bit like James Bond. Now this book will give you a smattering of his social knowledge. Whether that's a brief guide to beers, wines & spirits. Or even better what glass they should be drunk from. I'm looking forward to asking for the proper glass down the pub. Or what you should wear to a function. Basic dress codes & even how to tie a tie in different ways. Dying arts in our increasingly casual society, I mean have you seen those massive knots people have these days. They look absolutely ridiculous. And how many times have we read that a real lady likes a smart dressed man?
But it's not just about dress sense. There's tons of information & tips on a whole range of subjects. Public loo etiquette is hilarious; every lady should read that section. Poker explained, personally I've never understood it until now.
Great book, informative, witty & well written. As previous reviewers have said there's very little of the authors opinions. Just information in a format that makes you read it from cover to cover in no time. And go back to it again and again. Highly recommended.
It includes a description of the 120 single malt whiskies.
And every single badge available to Scouts.
And the 40 best night clubs.
And all the species of fresh and salt water fish.
And reviews of London's gentlemens clubs.
And the 30 traditional weights exercises.
And everything you need to know about conkers.
And a complete sports calendar.
To all my friends: you will be getting copies from me, so be warned!
I found the guide to night clubs in London very useful, also the guide to the different shirtmakers, the darts strategy and unusual ways of starting a fire. (Have a look at the part on Family Jewels). If you've seen the Dangerous Book for Boys, well this is a Dangerous Book for Men, but denser and more detailed. If you don't have a copy yet, you will soon.
facts and observations (but very few opinions) concisely expressed and
clearly laid out. In this sense it is more a reference book than a guide
to a particular kind of lifesyle. And the information between its covers
should be possessed by every man. If ever there was an ideal Christmas
present for husband or fathers or sons, this is it.
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Not the first time I have bought this as a gift... goes down wellPublished 7 months ago by Angela M Renwick
Bought this book as a christmas present for my brother, & hde loves it. A quirky book for a quirky bloke.Published 18 months ago by philip tomlins
This book appears to be funded by the tobacco lobby. It includes a section on smoking which actively encourages non-smokers to become smokers, with subsections such as 'How to... Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2014 by John