on 2 February 2004
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.
on 30 August 2006
...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.