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The Man's Book: The Indispensable Guide for the Modern Man

Thomas Fink

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Prose: non-fiction, Gift books

The definitive handbook of men's customs, habits and pursuits. How to be the sexy, knowledgeable, confident, poker-playing, roast-carving, whiskey-drinking man you know you can be. And how to have fun being him.

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 different 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.

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Praise for The Man's Book: The Indispensable Guide for the Modern Man

  • A fascinating guide to being a man in the 21st century ... it will make a wonderful present or simply a great guide to the confusions of modern life - GQ ON-LINE

  • This simple cover, drawing on a more sophisticated and classic look, marks it as a lifestyle guide for the mature metrosexual. From details about spirits, to a comprehensive summary of the life of James Bond, this collection is sure to appeal to men of all tastes - BOOKSELLER

  • [My] 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 - ZOO

  • 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 - NUTS

  • 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

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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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