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The guide for guys : an extremely useful manual for old boys and young men /

by Powell, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling, 2008Description: 207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781402763151 :; 1402763158.Title notes: $9.95 12-2008 (db)Subject(s): Young men -- Life skills guides | Young men -- Humor | Young men -- Conduct of life | Young men -- Conduct of life -- Humor | Teenage boys -- Life skills guides | Teenage boys -- Humor | Teenage boys -- Conduct of life | Teenage boys -- Conduct of life -- Humor | Life skills -- Humor | Conduct of life -- Humor | Handbooks, vade-mecums, etcSummary: Gone are the days when guys got by on a firm handshake and a high tolerance for whiskey. In an age when men are practicing yoga and getting manicures, but are still expected to open jars and change flat tires, it's no wonder they feel like they've lost their bearings. Well, here's the compass that will lead them in the right direction! The Guide for Guys walks men through all the things they should--but too often, don't---know. For example, when attacked in the wild, should you play dead, fight back, or run? What is the proper etiquette when hosting a barbecue? Is there a surefire way to impress your boss? From changing directions on the dance floor to wielding a circular saw, from a burly "man's man" to a borderline metrosexual, this amusingly illustrated guide is the go-to book for every guy!-- Publisher
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Gone are the days when guys got by on a firm handshake and a high tolerance for whiskey. In an age when men are practicing yoga and getting manicures, but are still expected to open jars and change flat tires, it's no wonder they feel like they've lost their bearings. Well, here's the compass that will lead them in the right direction! The Guide for Guys walks men through all the things they should--but too often, don't--know. For example, when attacked in the wild, should you play dead, fight back, or run? What is the proper etiquette when hosting a barbecue? Is there a surefire way to impress your boss? From changing directions on the dance floor to wielding a circular saw, from a burly "man's man" to a borderline metrosexual, this amusingly illustrated guide is the go-to book for every guy!

$9.95 12-2008 (db)

Gone are the days when guys got by on a firm handshake and a high tolerance for whiskey. In an age when men are practicing yoga and getting manicures, but are still expected to open jars and change flat tires, it's no wonder they feel like they've lost their bearings. Well, here's the compass that will lead them in the right direction! The Guide for Guys walks men through all the things they should--but too often, don't---know. For example, when attacked in the wild, should you play dead, fight back, or run? What is the proper etiquette when hosting a barbecue? Is there a surefire way to impress your boss? From changing directions on the dance floor to wielding a circular saw, from a burly "man's man" to a borderline metrosexual, this amusingly illustrated guide is the go-to book for every guy!-- Publisher

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The title says it all--writer Powell has compiled an encyclopedia's worth of information on everything a man needs to know to get by in today's world. The author provides concise instructions on everything from ballroom dancing and ordering sushi to using a chainsaw and surviving an animal attack. While some of the advice is just for fun (how to smoke a cigar), other suggestions, like how to give a speech or ask for a raise, are more practical. Each of the 69 chapters is short (three to five pages) and illustrated, which makes for easy browsing or reading. While men are not usually attracted to self-help books, the more progressively minded might browse this title, especially if they've been exposed to The Dangerous Book for Boys. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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