150 Things Every Man Should Know

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2011 - Humor - 312 pages
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Grill the perfect steak. Hit the perfect shot.
BE THE PERFECT MAN.

You hold in your hands the essential MANual to mastering everyday life as a guy. It's not easy being a man in today's world-living up to others' expectations of manliness can be nearly impossible. But if you memorize and utilize the tips and tools in this indispensible handbook, you'll no doubt find yourself dominating even the most challenging aspects of manhood.

Inside you'll find the 150 most important things men need to know. From the skills you need to master, to the tricks you should always remember, and even a way to sound the perfect wolf whistle.

Learn how to:

Iron a shirt just like your mom
Beat anyone in arm wrestling
Fake a perfect sick day
Throw the ultimate bachelor party
Master the art of speed dating
Give yourself a haircut

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Contents

How to iron a shirt like your mom
1
How to down a pint without being sick
2
How to undo a bra with one hand
3
How to hold chopsticks like Mr Miyagi
4
How to shine shoes like an ROTC star
7
The perfect shave
10
How to slow dance with confidence
13
How to choose and smoke a cigar
17
The art of the quickie
158
How to keep a wallet in your suit pocket without an incriminating bulge
160
Facial grooming for grownups
161
How to save money as well as the environment
163
How to live on 50 a week and still have a social life
164
How to surf on blocked websites at work
166
How to prepare your CV for a job application
167
How to put a condom on in less than ten seconds
171

How to open a bottle of champagne without blinding an innocent bystander
22
How to stop staring at other women
23
How to rid yourself of the dreaded manboobs
25
How to remove a zit before a first date
27
How to hit the bullseye in darts
29
How to open a jammed jam jar like a Greek god
33
How to tell if a woman has had a boob job
34
How to get rid of a love bite
35
How to get hold of a good contractor
36
How to encourage a sexually selfconscious girlfriend to feel good about her body
37
How to show your mom how iTunes works without strangling her with a USB cord
39
How to sell all of your old toys on eBay
41
How to win an arm wrestle
43
Know your beef
46
Know your penis and condom size
49
How to throw a strike in bowling
52
An Americans guide to playing rugby league
55
Urinal etiquette
56
What to look for when you buy your first secondhand car
59
Essential painting and decorating tips
61
Saving money on car maintenance
66
How to organize the greatest bachelor party in history
67
How to split up with your girlfriend without being a complete bastard
69
A beginners guide to horse racing
71
How to place a bet at the bookies
77
How to moonwalk like Michael Jackson
79
How to behave immediately after sex
80
how to turn a girl off if you dont like her
82
The rules of going commando
84
How to get off the phone from a cold caller
85
How to get served at a busy bar
87
How to talk yourself out of a fight
89
How to put up shelves like a superhero
91
How to act when youre in a posh restaurant for the first time
93
An introduction to wine
97
How to appease the pub locals
99
How to buy your girlfriend lingerie without looking like a pervert
101
Walkthrough guide to speed dating
103
How to make a bed like a nurse
106
How to beat BO
107
How to survive sleeping rough for a night
108
How to fart in front of your girlfriend
109
How to impress your girlfriends parents
111
How to get a spider out of the bath without having a panic attack
112
Spa etiquette
114
Quick guide to shaving brushes
116
symptoms and treatments
117
A breakdown of golf scoring
121
How to change a tire like an AAA man
122
How to tie the perfect full Windsor knot
125
How to convince your girlfriend its NOT manflu
127
How to wolf whistle
129
How to carve a chicken like your dad
131
Sports injuries breakdown
132
How to overtake like Jeff Gordon
134
How to tell if your pint of real ale has gone bad
136
How to clean borrowed CDs and DVDs in an emergency
139
How to remove lipstick from your collar
140
How to give a massage like a trained masseur
141
How to fake the perfect sick day
143
How to clean your bathroom toilet and shower in a quarter of an hour
144
How to tell if youre falling in love
146
How to outbuff a film buff when you know nothing about film
147
How to wash your clothes like your mom
149
Guide to washing symbols
150
Guide to NFL postseason division rules
152
What flowers to buy for different occasions
153
How to take care of a beard
155
How to take care of a moustache
156
How to survive your first poker night
157
What to do if you cheat on your girlfriend
172
The mans guide to pornstars
173
The mans guide to writing a girl a poem
174
Where to put things in the fridge
176
The mans guide to knots
179
How to buy a suit without getting ripped off
183
How to give a handshake like the perfect gentleman
186
What all the abbreviations in porn stand for
189
cheap but romantic dates
190
Late and great gift ideas for girlfriends
191
How to get away with staring at other women
192
How to get over a girl
193
Survival guide to living at home with the folks
196
Perfecting the hug and roll technique
197
How to give yourself a haircut
199
how to maximize your erection
200
How to test for testicular cancer
203
How to engineer a threesome
204
How to stay alive when you go shopping with the lady in your life
207
How to get rid of sweaty armpits before a big meeting
208
How to cook breakfast in bed
210
The mans guide to Internet chat room slang
211
Toolbox essentials
215
Recognizing the symptoms of depression
217
How to dress up as a convincing woman
220
How to get out of paying for a parking ticket
223
How to give the perfect best mans speech
224
How to get rid of shaving cuts in a hurry
226
How to beat that Monday morning hangover from hell
227
Prairie Oyster Recipe
230
The real mans guide to the Kama Sutra
231
First date survival guide
233
How to sell your car
237
How to hold a baby like a mother of three
240
How to build a campfire like a Boy Scout
241
Getting the most out of being the designated driver
243
How to juggle a soccer ball
245
The mans guide to Texas Holdem
248
Festival essentials
254
How to negotiate a pay raise with the boss
255
The mans guide to fishing
258
How to gut a fish
263
How to dry your jeans in 15 minutes
264
Coping with premature hair loss
265
How to survive your first Starbucks experience
267
How to convince your girlfriend to have sex with you when she has a headache
269
How to perform the perfect golf swing
270
Internship survival 101
272
the shortterm and longterm effects
273
How to behave in a job interview
279
Make your own cider
281
How to complain in a restaurant without looking like a complete jerk
284
How to fry the perfect steak
285
How to tell if shes faking an orgasm
287
How to taste wine in a restaurant
289
Lap dance etiquette
290
Covering your trackshow to get away with cheating
292
how to generate different types of spin
294
How to start a fire without matches or a light
296
How to sharpen a knife using a whetstone
300
Understanding your payslip
302
anger management for big boys
304
How to survive small talk about a game you didnt see
306
Notes
308
Useful websites
310
Acknowledgments
311
About the author
313
Back Cover
314
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About the author (2011)

Born and bred in Devon, Gareth May is a twenty-something writer. In 2007, he set up the popular blog, 21st-Century-Boy, with the intention of giving young men an alternative voice from the lad mag generation.

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