The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

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By (author) Brett McKay, By (author) Kate McKay, Narrator Todd McLaren

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 117mm x 188mm x 13mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 19 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452655758
  • ISBN 13: 9781452655758
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,104,068

Product description

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, 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 grandpaBe a perfect house guestFight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsuHelp a friend with a problemGive a man hugPerform a fireman's carryAsk for a woman's hand in marriageRaise resilient kidsPredict the weather like a frontiersmanStart a fire without matchesGive a dynamic speechLive a well-balanced lifeSo jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the twenty-first century.

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Author information

Brett McKay runs the popular Web site ArtofManliness.com with his wife, Kate. Kate McKay has taught history and humanities at Tulsa Community College and is one of the main content creators on the popular Web site ArtofManliness.com. Former radio broadcaster Todd McLaren has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel; and films. His book narrations have earned him a prestigious Audie Award as well as a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award.

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"This couple shows that you can be a man without being a jerk." ---MDAA, Toronto Star.com