Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy

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From career to relationships and grooming to gaming and more, the guys’ ultimate man-ual for living. 

For every guy too intimidated to ask a question for fear of seeming inexperienced and unworldly, here’s a book to answer all (or most!) of life’s pressing quandaries: Howdo you break off a friendship when it’s not working any longer? What should you cook when a date is coming over for dinner? How do you buy a used car and not get totally taken for a ride? How do you stop a charging dog?

In Man Up!, journalist Paul O’Donnell and his team of knowledgable experts tackle 367 of these tough questions, imparting their advice in short to-the-point answers. Organized thematically, Man Up! is packed with essential advice delivered in prose that is as entertaining to read as it is helpful and clever. The tips run the gamut―from how to mix up a killer punch for a party to how to throw a punch when there is no other way out. Hip, engaging line drawings help to illustrate the advice, providing more than just sight gags. For every young man newly embarking on his independent adult life and for a guy at any age wanting to brush up on his skills, Man Up! is like having a trusted friend helping you along the way―except this friend has all the right answers!

3 Responses to Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy

  1. James Beswick says:
    36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I think I gained at least another 300 skills…, June 21, 2011
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    James Beswick (Texas) –
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    This review is from: Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy (Paperback)
    This is a fun book that’s hard to put down, providing straight-forward advice for problems that plague men of any age. The ‘trouble’ section is excellent – I honestly had no idea how to fix a flat or what the puddles under my car meant. But it’s not all about heading off problems – I also appreciated “Ten classic rap albums every guy should know” since I’m like a walking anti-Pandora.

    While I’m unlikely to use the advice about avoiding a roadblock or manhunt, there’s plenty of actionable stuff about shaving and haircuts to make you realize you’ve been doing a lot wrong for a long time. So if you don’t know how to stop a charging dog or have trouble tapping a keg, Man Up is a key resource for you to wise up, look cool and enjoy yourself in the process.

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  2. Joseph J. Truncale says:
    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent book that has practical and important advice for any young man., September 11, 2013
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    Joseph J. Truncale (Vernon Hills, Il) –
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    This review is from: Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy (Paperback)
    I have always enjoyed reading books about developing skills needed to survive in our world. This great book provides an overview of vital and practical information every young (or old) man can use to survive in our world. In fact, it lists 367 skills men should master. A very small sample of some of the tips in this comprehensive book includes the following: How to run a marathon, how to play poker, building a social network, how to buy a used car, how to throw a punch, what to do if you are being followed, how to behave in a restaurant, should you rent or buy, how to prepare for a job interview, how to get a good workout using dumbbells and hundreds of other great tips and advice.

    This 325 page book is organized into six sections. Section one titled Brand: Me, covers first impressions, dressing well and other related information. The second section, Necessities, deals with home economics, feathering your nest and car companion. The third section explains work issues such as getting a job, how to act on the job, the uniform and when business meets pleasure. Basic skills such as repairs, fix-ups, manly arts, games, gambling, eating out and other interesting tips are covered in section four. Section five provides information on the Birds and Bees issues like foreplay, getting serious and other factors. The final section, Trouble, explains what to do on the road, fisticuffs, handcuffs, lost and found.

    In conclusion, this is a book every father should probably give to his son to read. This book can also be used as an excellent reference source because it has an enormous amount of practical information.

    Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Heart: An old warrior’s poetic tribute)

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  3. P. Pirtle says:
    27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Nothing but a grooming guide, January 14, 2014
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    P. Pirtle (Brandon, FL) –
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    This is nothing more than a fashion guide. YouTube offers more “How-To’s” in the form of manly skills. I purchased this for my nephew, so with being the decent male role model, I decided to read it myself before giving it to him. My beard started to hurt from the “metro” contents of this piece of literature. Would not recommend it. Instead of giving him this nancy book, I took him on a weekend camping trip and taught him valuable skills- how to start a fire, build a shelter, tell time without a watch, find North, filter water, and have him a brief talk of how to treat a young woman on a date. Needless to say my alternative course of action was far more influential than this garbage. I challenge the author to a disay of manliness should he (questionably she) ever read this review. Good day.

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