The Illustrated Art of Manliness

The Illustrated Art of Manliness Author Brett McKay
ISBN-10 9780316362665
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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An indispensable, hands-on guide dedicated to the lost art of being a man, The Illustrated Art of Manliness distills more than 100 practical skills every modern man needs to know into an entertaining, easy-to-follow visual format. Founder of The Art of Manliness Brett McKay and bestselling illustrator Ted Slampyak write brilliantly illustrated articles to help men be the best fathers, brothers, sons, and men they can be. This book features their most essential work alongside dozens of never-before seen guides on subjects ranging from chivalry and self-defense to courage and car repair, including: How to disarm an attacker How to fell a tree and start a fire anywhere How a car engine works, and how to fix it How to use every tool in your toolbox What to wear on a first date and to a job interview How to lead a meeting and command the attention of a room How to dance, fight, shave, shake a hand, pick a lock, and fire a gun And other advice for when you're lost, in danger, or merely confronting a shirt that needs to be ironed. The Illustrated Art of Manliness features a classic, timeless package, including full-color illustrations, and will be a perfect gift for you or the man in your life.

Heading Out On Your Own

Heading Out On Your Own Author Brett H. Mckay
ISBN-10 9780989190305
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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You've finally left the comforts of mom and dad's nest to strike out on your own... but you have no clue how to do your own laundry. Or cook. Or manage your finances. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don't worry. We've got you covered. The Art of Manliness' Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days is a primer on becoming a well-adjusted, self-reliant adult. In it you'll find the basic life skills you need to survive and thrive on your own. In 31 days, you'll learn skills like how to: Do Laundry - Ace a Job Interview - Create a Budget - Make Small Talk- Rent Your First Apartment - Shop for Groceries - Live With Roommates - Maintain Your Car - Cook - Iron a Dress Shirt - And Much More!

The Art of Manliness Manvotionals

The Art of Manliness   Manvotionals Author Brett McKay
ISBN-10 9781440312007
Year 2011-10-28
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher HOW Books
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For centuries, being a man meant living a life of virtue and excellence. But then, through time, the art of manliness was lost. Now, after decades of excess and aimless drift, men are looking for something to help them live an authentic, manly life--a primer that can give their life real direction and purpose. This book holds the answers.

Man Up

Man Up Author Paul O'Donnell
ISBN-10 1579654703
Year 2011-06-27
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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From career to relationships and grooming to gaming and more, the guys’ ultimate man-ual for living. For every guy too intimidated to ask a question for fear of seeming inexperienced and unworldly, here’s a book to answer all (or most!) of life’s pressing quandaries: Howdo you break off a friendship when it’s not working any longer? What should you cook when a date is coming over for dinner? How do you buy a used car and not get totally taken for a ride? How do you stop a charging dog? In Man Up!, journalist Paul O’Donnell and his team of knowledgable experts tackle 367 of these tough questions, imparting their advice in short to-the-point answers. Organized thematically, Man Up! is packed with essential advice delivered in prose that is as entertaining to read as it is helpful and clever. The tips run the gamut—from how to mix up a killer punch for a party to how to throw a punch when there is no other way out. Hip, engaging line drawings help to illustrate the advice, providing more than just sight gags. For every young man newly embarking on his independent adult life and for a guy at any age wanting to brush up on his skills, Man Up! is like having a trusted friend helping you along the way—except this friend has all the right answers!

Poetics of Children s Literature

Poetics of Children s Literature Author Zohar Shavit
ISBN-10 9780820334813
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.

100 Deadly Skills Survival Edition

100 Deadly Skills  Survival Edition Author Clint Emerson
ISBN-10 9781501143908
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain; be prepared for any crisis; and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster."

Mobitecture

Mobitecture Author Rebecca Roke
ISBN-10 0714873497
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Phaidon Press
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Mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety - a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes. This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design.

The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class Author Thorstein Veblen
ISBN-10 1412839327
Year 1965
Pages 261
Language en
Publisher Transaction Publishers
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Veblen's classic study indicts the nineteenth-century socio-economic system which based class status on the accumulation of material wealth.

Distinction

Distinction Author Pierre Bourdieu
ISBN-10 9781135873165
Year 2013-04-15
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

Freed to Lead

Freed to Lead Author David Redding
ISBN-10 0991238109
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Iron Project, Llclcltos Estudos Em Geopolitica E Ciencias Auxiliares
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Every morning before the sun comes up, on school and church campuses, in public parks and parking lots, thousands of men gather to work out under the banner of F3 Nation. The workouts are simple - no gimmicks, trends, or fancy gear - and participants take turns leading. No one pays a dollar, yet every man involved will tell you that F3 keeps him in the best shape of his adult life. In Freed To Lead, F3 co-founders Dredd and OBT tell the story of how F3 began on New Year's Day 2011 at a Charlotte, N.C., middle school and how its dramatic growth showed they had launched something more than just a workout group. Through anecdote and metaphor, they show how F3's Three Fs - Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith - cure the "SadClown Syndrome" that plagues too many men and offer a solution to our society's leadership vacuum.

Code of the Street Decency Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City

Code of the Street  Decency  Violence  and the Moral Life of the Inner City Author Elijah Anderson
ISBN-10 0393070387
Year 2000-09-17
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.

The Firm of Girdlestone

The Firm of Girdlestone Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 9781775450153
Year 2010-11-01
Pages 636
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press
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Today, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's place in the literary canon is secured by his series of detective stories featuring the idiosyncratic but brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle's literary talents were wide-ranging, and he dabbled in many genres over the course of his career. The Firm of Girdlestone is a novel in the classic suspense tradition in which a greedy father-and-son team resort to terrible crimes to keep their floundering business afloat.

How to Quit Porn

How to Quit Porn Author Brett H. McKay
ISBN-10 9780989190336
Year 2015-05-11
Pages
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Would you or someone you know like to quit the porn habit? Have you tried to quit porn before, only to find yourself caught in a demoralizing cycle of abstinence and relapse? Are you seeking to better understand why you look at porn, and have been searching for a resource that offers a balanced, level-headed, research-backed, non-religious approach to the subject? If so, this is the book for you. In How to Quit Porn we take a look at the science of porn to uncover what makes it so alluring, the possible pitfalls of consuming too much, and how to kick the habit for good. By understanding the neurological and psychological effects of porn, you’ll be in a better position to confidently tackle and overcome your attraction and dependence on it. This book does not include hokey language, overly pat solutions, grandiose promises, or useless finger wagging. Instead, it's packed with accessible, easy to understand information and a practical, research-backed action plan, that, rather that magically "curing" you of your habit, will simply help you become the kind of guy who doesn’t need to look at porn anymore. If that's the guy you want to become, what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy of How to Quit Porn today.