If you’re feeling a bit short on manliness, and are of the type that likes to read to improve your lot, you can hardly go wrong with Glenn O’Briens fabulous “How to be a man”. Covering most instances you might imagine, and a whole lot you wouldn’t have, this should potentially boost your understanding of being a man for a less than huge investment. I recommend using it as a staged bedtime reading, hopping between topics, or just read the whole thing in one go if you’re seriously in need of a boost!
The main chapter headings are: Manhood, Style, Behaviour, Culture & Society and Wisdom. Pretty decent coverage, I’d say. And very enjoyably written as well. Very few illustrations, but short chapters, nicely broken down into topics, makes it both easy to read and also good solid value. How many books like this are just totally filled up with meaningless photos?
Described as “The ultimate sartorial and etiquette guide, from the ultimate life and style guru.” and “How To Be a Man is the culmination of O’Brien’s thirty years of accumulated style and etiquette wisdom, distilled through his gimlet eye and droll prose. With over forty chapters on style and fashion (and the difference), on dandies and dudes, grooming and decorating, on how to dress age-appropriately and how to age gracefully, this guide is the new essential read for men of all ages.”
Irresistible! Get if for yourself before your significant other gifts it to you (which is probably a pretty good hint that you need it!)
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