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Art of Manliness : Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man - Brett Mckay

Art of Manliness

Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

Paperback Published: 15th October 2009
ISBN: 9781600614620
Number Of Pages: 274

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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. ...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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"I did appreciate the overall lightheartedness and humor ... .As the married mom of 2 sons nearing manhood ... I found the book to be practical and entertaining." * WiseBread.com *
"This book delivers on its promise in spades. You'll find practical advice that applies here and now, for almost every aspect of a man's life. I found Art of Manliness to be a quick, engaging read. You will learn something from The Art of Manliness, and you'll come away a better man no matter where you come from." * The Tao of Bachelorhood *
"Luckily there are still some thinking men out there. Brett McKay from The Art of Manliness is leading a revolution among men. He's helping a modern generation define manliness on a much deeper and more meaningful level. Art of Manliness helps men acquire new skills and become self-reliant, two things not as common as they once were." * ExpertEnough.com *

Introductionp. 1
The Gentlemanp. 4
Dress Like a Gentleman
Getting Fitted for a Suit
HowtoRockaPocket Square
Three Ways to Tie aTie
Bringing Back the Hat
Attention to Details
Groom Like a Gentleman
Why Every Man Should Go to a Barbershop
Shave Like Your Grandpa
Behave Like a Gentleman
How to Be the Perfect Party Guest
Table Manners for Gentlemen
The Dos and Don'ts of Conversation
How to Be the Perfect Houseguest
The Art of Thank-You-Note Writing
A Gentleman's Guide to Tipping
Modern Technology and the New Rules of Etiquette
The Friendp. 64
The History of Man Friendships
Band of Brothers: Making and Keeping Strong Friendships
Learn the Secret Handshake: Join a Fraternal Lodge
How to Help a Friend With a Problem
The Mechanics of the Man Hug
Beyond G-Strings and Keg Stands: Throwing a Classy Bach-elor Party
Give a Best Man Speech That Won't Make People Cringe
The Herop. 89
Fight Like a Gentleman
Break Down a Door
Perform the Fireman's Carry
Save a Drowning Person
Treat a Snakebite
Be a Hero on the Road
Mayday! Mayday! Land a Plane in an Emergency
The Loverp. 116
The Art of Chivalry
Stop Hanging Out With Women and Start Dating Them
Nice Guys Don't Have to Finish Last
Give Flowers Like a Victorian Gentleman
Break Up With a Woman Like a Gentleman
How Do You Know When She's the One?
Stop Dragging Your Feet and Make a Commitment
Asking for a Woman's Hand in Marriage
Affair-Proof Your Marriage
The Fatherp. 143
Take Care of a Pregnant Wife
Deliver a Baby in a Pinch
Change a Diaper
Quiet a Crying Baby
Balance Work and Family
Raise Resilient Kids
Teach Your Kid to Ridea Bike
Entertain the Kids
Have ôThe Talkö With Your Kids
Give Your Son a Rite of Passage
The Outdoorsmanp. 177
Streamline Your Camping Trip
set Up Camp
Man and Fire
Five Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches
Predict the Weather Like a Frontiersman
Navigate Without a Compass
Four Knots Every Man Should Know
The Leaderp. 207
Five Traits of Leadership
Exude Magnetic Charisma
How to Shake Hands Like a Man
Prepare and Deliver a Dynamite Speech
Give and Accept Criticism Without Coming Off Like a Cad
The Virtuous Manp. 230
Franklin's Quest for Moral Perfection
Applying Franklin's Pursuit of ôThe Virtuous lifeö to Your Life
Temperance
Silence
Order
Resolution
Frugality
Industry
Sincerity
Justice
Moderation
Cleanliness
Tranquillity
Chastity
Humility
Afterwordp. 264
Appendix Ap. 266
Appendix Bp. 271
Appendix Cp. 274
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ISBN: 9781600614620
ISBN-10: 1600614620
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 15th October 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.38

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