The Art of Manliness : Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
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 grandpaBe a perfect houseguestFight 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 21st century.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
- 15 Nov 2009
- F&W Publications Inc
- How Design Books
- Ohio, United States
- 75 colour illustrations
"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 * "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 * "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 *
About Brett McKay
Brett McKay is a man. Kate McKay loves manly men. Together this husband and wife team reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and run the ArtofManliness.com, the manliest website on the Internet.