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 Brett McKay, Kate McKay
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This couple shows that you can be a man without being a jerk." —MDAA, Toronto Star.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600614620
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
82,261
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Meet the Author

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.

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Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every child should have this read to them, then be told either "This is the man you need to be" or "This is the man you need to marry." The world would be a better place.
aeroplanefly More than 1 year ago
This book is great for a man in his 20s who is either clueless or eager to learn. It is also very nostalgic- my grandfather and I spent hours paging through the book during conversation. Their blog and facebook page is also great to read!
ckaffer More than 1 year ago
The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man The McKay’s (Brett and Kate) did a fantastic job throughout this book providing useful insights for men (and women alike) to follow. There were some points/skills that seemed somewhat obvious to me. However, with that being said the new skillsets that are learned are essential. Give this book a shot, you will most likely learn a new perspective on life and also gain a greater appreciation for a few of the remarkable men of yesteryear.
Avid-readerKS More than 1 year ago
I admire McKay in again reminding men that there is a 'art' to manliness. I would recommend this book to any guy who knows that there is more to being a man than testosterone. As a lady I enjoyed the book as a reminder there are still me out there who are striving to be 'Gentlemen"!
DINKDB More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book for all young men. It could be the revival of "manliness".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fan of the youtube channel? You will love his book!
MrchrisCP More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, do I feel confident that I could safely land an airliner if the pilot had a heart attack mid-flight? Probably not.Do I even care enough about shaving to turn it into a time-consuming ritual? I guess not. Can I aspire to be a man of style, well mannered, straight-shooting and eloquent, robust of physique and character, equally fluent and comfortable in bar and ballroom? You bet. Thanks Brett and Kate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well put together and much needed.
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My fiance LOVES this book. Full of fun facts. Of course the shipping etc was great with B&N too!
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