Book Review: Manual to Manhood

Posted by Katrina Roets at 12:35 PM

Saturday, April 26, 2014

There's a lot a guy needs to know as he grows up and makes his way in the world. And a lot of it, he wouldn't necessarily want to have to ask about because then, well, people would know he didn't know what he was doing! For all the guys out there who want to have it all together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to:
· wear cologne correctly
· manage a credit card
· talk to a girl
· plan a date
· write a résumé
· ask for a reference
· clean a bathroom
· throw a football
· change a tire
· behave during a traffic stop
· fold a shirt
· tie a tie
· grill a steak
· clear a sink drain
· find a stud in a wall
In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident men. With great illustrations and a supporting website, this all-in-one reference tool for young men in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.

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Okay, let me start out by saying that contrary to some teasing, I am not planning to change gender. However, I am a single mom to two teenage boys and let's face it, in the past, some of these skills would have been taught to them by their father or even grandfathers. Sadly, the boys' grandfather lives in Virginia and doesn't get that opportunity. Their father is great at helping them out with some of these, but it sure never hurts for a mom to know, as a back up! Besides, I still can't grill as teak or do some of these other things. As times changes, this is a book not just for boys, but for mom's of boys, and for single ladies who are having to handle more and more of these things on their own. Kudos to the author for giving us a great guide!

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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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