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The Man's Book

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Whereas The Dangerous Book for Boys is a great gift, illustrated and glossy, this is very much more a straight reference book packed with useful information from how to tie ties to a guide to London night clubs – from darts strategy, conkers and fish to dating, gentlemenâs clubs and whisky. Itâs really everything you need to know to be grown-up and cool.
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Synopsis

The Man's Book by Thomas Fink

The authoritative guide to being a man in the 21st century is here, at last.

* Ever wondered which is the right way to walk with an umbrella?
* Ever questioned just exactly what differentiates the types of beer or where all the single malt whiskies come from?
* Ever wanted to work out without actually having to go to the gym, and fancied doing it James Bond style?
* Ever considered how a batiste shirt differs from a broadcloth one?

If you have, you're in luck. The answers to every question you have ever needed to ask are within these pages, from how to strut your stuff on the dance floor to how to cook a decent chilli. Designed to help you out of any awkward situation, this book gives you any number of tips and hints for witty repartee down the pub, including why it's better to have an older mistress and the 85 ways to tie a tie. All this and so much more is explained in a systematic and intelligent way, with facts and figures, diagrams and tables.

This indispensable guide for all men's rituals and practical habits belongs in every man's back pocket.

Reviews

Under the headline VIRILE AND PROUD OF IT, the reviewer says her "own in-house uber masculine metrosexual.... amid alarming belly laughter... is literally convulsing with admiration.... (Thomas Fink) is displeased by this marginalisation of masculinity. He wants gentlemen everywhere to stand up and take note. Ladies should be aware that it makes for an illuminating afternoon when they do."
NEW STATESMAN


"Bloke facts, rules and tips.... stacks of handy, ZOO-Style info: how to start a fire with a Coke can, make cocktails, build a treehouse." Three stars
ZOO MAGAZINE

"A big celebration of the human male form, spelling out all the stereotypes that make us so unique. A must, if urinal etiquette confuses you." Three stars
NUTS MAGAZINE

"Every now and then a book comes along that makes you ask yourself: why didn't I think of that....it deserves to sell in truckloads, and it probably will."
LITERARY REVIEW

About the Author

Thomas Fink
Thomas Fink holds a theoretical physics professorship at the Curie Institute in Paris, and contributes numerous papers to such scientific magazines as Nature. He was previously a don at Cambridge.

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Publication date

14th September 2006

Author

Thomas Fink

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

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ISBN

9780297851639

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