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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (516 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brett McKay, Kate McKay Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781452675756
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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, 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 grandpaBe a perfect house guestFight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsuHelp a friend with a problemGive a man hugPerform a fireman's carryAsk for a woman's hand in marriageRaise resilient kidsPredict the weather like a frontiersmanStart a fire without matchesGive a dynamic speechLive a well-balanced lifeSo jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the twenty-first century. Download and start listening now!

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  • This couple shows that you can be a man without being a jerk. MDAA, Toronto Star.com

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawson | 2/19/2014

    " Quite enjoyable. A bastion of manliness for anyone interested in such. Enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianvs | 2/12/2014

    " This book is worth buying simply for its last chapter and its beautiful design. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sockdologer | 2/3/2014

    " This book is so good! Every man needs to read this and learn a thing or two! I am definitely a fan of the website and the book. I agree with everything that they are trying to achieve. Being a "man" in my 20s I am surrounded by immature "dudes" not even men. Enough ranting from me just get the book and get some knowledge! You won't regret it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Troy Costlow | 2/2/2014

    " Too many men are stuck in a state of perpetual adolescence, and refuse to grow up. This book is a fantastic start at redefining what it means to be a man, beginning by looking to the past for inspiration. I love the idea, though the blog is much better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Wolfley | 1/31/2014

    " The best blog on the web in book form. All the skills you'll ever need to become a truly exceptional man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Brown | 1/24/2014

    " Intended for boys, not men (I hope). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett Nelson | 1/8/2014

    " I really liked The Art of Manliness, it made me think about a few things in my life for example I went on my Facebook and deleted at least 50 people I didn't really know. I liked that the book showed how men used to be back in the 20th century and also how a guy can be more manly in today's society and standards. This book did a great job at covering many various topics and ideals on how to be a man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/3/2014

    " Not just useful for men, I think this gives good guidelines for general interactions with others and modern manners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 12/28/2013

    " It was christmas gift but nevertheless a very handy book to have around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 12/28/2013

    " This is an excellent light read for the young man from his late teens to early thirties. There is a light sense of humor and good overview of some manly ventures. While I don't agree with everything in the book, mainly because it slightly doesn't take into account the complexities of modern living, it does give the reader a great introspective to think about. Get it as an excellent graduation present for a son, nephew or grandson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/15/2013

    " Great book with some handy tips, and useful information for all guys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Jones | 12/14/2013

    " A must-have guide to life for any modern gentleman. I can't recommend reading this book enough. One of the most useful birthday presents I have ever received. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristofer | 12/11/2013

    " Good lessons for boys who want to become men in an age of daintiness, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 9/24/2013

    " Their website is fascinating and the book is, too. The only downside of the book is that much of it is a summary of what has already been posted in Brett and Kate's blogs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 7/17/2013

    " A very good book on how to be a true gentleman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick Sperlein | 6/25/2013

    " A great book to read if you are a man, want to act more like a man, or of if you would like to know how a man should treat you (and others around you). And, remember, macho and manly are not synonyms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan Bruyneel | 4/8/2013

    " A book every true modern gentleman should read. An those around him also! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 1/16/2013

    " Sometimes I wish I could give a book 6 stars instead of just 5. Every man should read this book. Seriously. I love the AoM (not just the book, but the website and the whole franchise) with its combination of advice on the manly arts and philosophy of being a gentleman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ward Anderson | 1/7/2013

    " Great gift idea for any would-be gentleman. A must for even the everyday man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrance | 1/5/2013

    " Not a bad book for young men. I knew most of the information and have practiced it throughout my life. I do disagree with the authors list of 100 books a man should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 5/11/2012

    " Sure some parts are silly (cane fighting) and some parts are just bad (giving your sweetheart a printed card with the meanings behind flower choices??) but all in all it was a fun little book, and a good accompaniment to the website. It also really made me want to go camping again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Craig | 4/4/2012

    " Enh...half of this was written by a girl, the other half was written buy a guy who speaks with a handful of assumptions of what the reader holds as valuable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Fulford | 12/30/2011

    " Tons of great advice for men of all ages and stations. It makes me want to quote Galadriel: "Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it." Thankfully that's not quite true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 12/17/2011

    " Fun little book about timeless skills men should have "

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About the Author

Brett and Kate McKay are the married team behind the popular website ArtofManliness.com. In just two years, the site has grown to over one million visitors a month, over two million page views a month, and over seventy thousand daily subscribers. In addition, the authors maintain a thriving online social network called the Art of Manliness Community. Brett has a degree in Letters, where he focused on classical history and philosophy. He also graduated in the top ten of his class in law school. Kate has a bachelor’s degree in history and graduated summa cum laude with a masters in religion. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?