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Man Skills

ISBN: 9781402210525

Published: 10/01/2007

For every man who has humiliated himself in public when asked to carve a turkey or fix a leaky faucet, this is the must-have guide.

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$14.99

Description

For every man who has humiliated himself in public when asked to carve a turkey or fix a leaky faucet, this is the must-have guide to all those essential (and not-so-essential) man skills he never got around to learning. Written in a hilarious style, including illustrations for the trickiest maneuvers, Man Skills provides the answers to the questions most men are afraid to ask. -How to Start a Fire with Two Sticks -How to Beat a Hangover -How to Hit a Carnival Hammer (and Make the Bell Ring) -How to Tie a Bow Tie -How to Pass Yourself Off As Some Kind of Wine Buff -How to Blow a Smoke Ring -How to Undo a Bra Using Only One Hand -How to Survive in Prison -. . . and much, much more. The perfect guide for the manly man. . .or the man who needs a little help.

About the Author

Nick Harper

Nick Harper is the features editor of Sport magazine, a London magazine about, well, sport. He has previously written for Men's Health, The Guardian, Q, FHM and FourFourTwo and lives in London, England, in a house.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

How Did It Come To This? -
How To . . . Shake Hands Properly -
How To . . . Buy Flowers -
How To . . . Carve A Chicken (Or Turkey) Like A Pro -
How To . . . Undo A Bra Using Only One Hand -
How To . . . Start A Fire With Two Sticks -
How To . . . Beat A Hangover
How To . . . Crack Open A Coconut-
How To . . . Master The Fireman’s Lift (And Carry)
How To . . . Bleed A Radiator -
How To . . . Communicate Using Morse Code -
How To . . . Give A Best Man’s Speech -
How To . . . Hit A Carnival Hammer (And Make The Bell Ring) -
How To . . . Drink A Yard Of Beer -
How To . . . Tie A Bow Tie -
How To . . . Mow The Lawn -
How To . . . Change A Diaper -
How To . . . Skim A Stone Across Water -
How To . . . Fight A Raging Fire -
How To . . . Buy A Suit That Actually Looks Good On You -
How To . . . Start A Frozen Car In Winter Weather -
How To . . . Open Champagne (The Sophisticated, Unflustered Way) -
How To . . . Be The Perfect Gentleman -
How To . . . Tackle A Thief -
How To . . . Blow A Smoke Ring -
How To . . . Pull Off The Heimlich Manoeuvre -
How To . . . Catch A Fish With A Piece Of String -
How To . . . Save A Drowning Person -
How To . . . Toss A Caber -
How To . . . Deliver A Baby In An Emergency -
How To . . . Hold A Baby Properly -
How To . . . Pass Yourself Off As Some Kind Of Wine Buff -
How To . . . Pull Off A Handbrake Turn -
How To . . . Break Down A Locked Door-
How To . . . Tie A Windsor Knot
How To . . . Buy A Used Car
How To . . . Unclog The Toilet -
How To . . . Put Yourself Out When You Catch On Fire -
How To . . . Iron A Shirt -
How To . . . Dive Like Tarzan -
How To . . . Spit-Shine Shoes (So You Can See Your Face In Them) -
How To . . . Make A Baby Stop Crying
How To . . . Use A Straight Razor -
How To . . . Rip A Phone Book In Half With Your Bare Hands -
How To . . . Make A Bow And Arrow-
How To . . . Fire A Bow And Arrow-
How To . . . Jump-Start A Car -
How To . . . Perform CPR -
How To . . . Build A Fire -
How To . . . Stage-Dive -
How To . . . Win An Arm-Wrestling Contest -
How To . . . Fend Off A Dangerous Beast -
How To . . . Tie The Trustiest Knots -
How To . . . Throw Properly (And Not At All Like A Girl) -
How To . . . Navigate By The Stars -
How To . . . Jump From A Speeding Train -
How To . . . Barbecue Like A Man -
How To . . . Take A Punch -
How To . . . Deal With A Nasty Cut -
How To . . . Gut A Fish -
How To . . . Throw A Boomerang -
How To . . . Pull A Tooth-
How To . . . Pull Off A Card Trick -
How To . . . Whistle Through Your Fingers -
How To . . . Survive A Car Emergency -
How To . . . Eat Lobster -
How To . . . Mend A Bike Tire -
How To . . . Cook The Fish You Caught On Page 73 (And Gutted On Page 168) -
How To . . . Mix A Killer Cocktail-
How To . . . Fix A Leaky Faucet-
How To . . . Change A Tire -
How To . . . Buy Her A Present She Might Actually Like For Once -
How To . . . Clean The Windows Like A Pro -
How To . . . Dance -
How To . . . Dance Properly, Like A Gentleman -

Excerpt

Excerpt from Man Skills
How to Crack Open a Coconut

You’re right, clanking it against a sturdy wall or brick would do the job, but such a ham-fisted approach would guarantee most of the lo...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 4.5 in
Weight: 7.60 oz
Page Count: 192 pages

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