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ManVentions: From Cruise Control to Cordless Drills - Inventions Men Can't Live Without

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Gas grills. Riding lawn mowers. Pop-top beer cans. Forget fire and arrowheads and the wheel. The best tools invented by man are such wonders as beer, bikinis, and ESPN. And there's more where they came from, in this hilarious look at the stuff real men are made of: - Chow and Suds (microwaves, vending machines, Tabasco sauce) - Sports and Recreation (golf carts, cleats, sh ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 18th 2011 by Adams Media (first published March 15th 2011)
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Josh Hamacher
I almost never review books that I'm still reading, at least not if I intend to finish them. But my dislike for this book is so strong that I just can't wait to vent in a public forum.

First, the pluses. I got this book for free. It's relatively short. If you ever find yourself stuck in an airport for eight hours (like I was when I started it) and are looking for something to read that requires absolutely no concentration whatsoever, well, this book can definitely be read in small chunks.

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Lindsay
I think the only reason I actually finished this book was that it was short and my internet connection was down. Otherwise I would have happily abandoned it, and probably would have been happier if I had.

Admittedly, I wasn't the target audience for this book, but I found that it basically focused on male stereotypes (apparently men quite like barely clad women, I never would have guessed), repeating the same stereotypes over and over. It was also REALLY badly formatted, some sentences just not
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Elaine
Ha! This was really good. I read most of it out loud to my husband. He enjoyed it as well.

Some of the stuff is a bit (more than) crass but the guy has a sense of humor. Some parts, I skipped.
Cory
There was some interesting history of inventions, but the tone of the book was what I should have expected with a name like "ManVentions". Men like to drink, hit people and spit! A bit too lowbrow for me.
Bookman
Funny book that graced the back of my toilet tank for a week.....I read slow. I learned a few things. The book is an easy read and well worth the time
Mark Morgan
Funny enough to keep reading. Stupid enough to make me glad that I read a copy from the library.
Sara
Fairly low brow language going on here.
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