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The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live by

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Your dog must be larger than a toaster. Tip well. Never use the word "blossom." Outperform the GPS. Know how to chug a beer (and know that you shouldn't). Always hold the door. Never use emoticons.These are "The Maxims of Manhood." They cover every aspect of life: women, sports, sex, the office, family, entertainment, fashion, fitness, and more women. Some of these you'd e ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 18th 2009 by Adams Media Corporation (first published April 18th 2009)
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Kyle and I both read this and it was laugh out loud hilarious! The rules of manhood laid out in a "how to."
Warning..... there are a few rules that don't necessarily fit into a conservative culture.
This is one of the funniest books that I have ever read. It has some interesting info on life, love, and many other aspects of manhood. Definitely a must read.
This book is so hilarious.
You've got to admit ... men really do need books like this., July 13, 2010

My interest in this book was sparked by a quest to find a simple, humorous and self-deprecating book about the "man's world". While there are several book titles available that piqued my interest; I chose "The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By" primarily because it covered a wide range of topics and more importantly, the simple, structured format of the book: a finite and tangible list of items (maxi
Kelly Crigger
What I like about this book is how WIlser comes right out and says "Why would a real man buy a book about being a real man?" Wilser doesn't purport to be the expert on manliness, but takes no remorse in diving headfirst into the little nuances of life where we make the seemingly innocuous decisions that actually define how manly we are. This book covers a wide range of topics like tipping, shaving, dancing, drinking, grilling meat, bro-hugging, using a GPS, working out, testing yourself, and of ...more
OK, so I highly recommend this book to all men. Especially men with a desire to become men.

First off, it's hilariously written. I actually would regular crack up, out loud, completely alone while reading.

Secondly, despite some hyperbole for comedic sake, many of these maxims are very good and useful advice. Seriously.... this is the kind of book men should read and quote to each while out. I have already found myself telling friends gems from the book like:

-You don't cheat.
-Your dog is larger
Scott Smith
Got pitched this by a publicist via work and decided to check out a review copy in case I ever needed the author as a source for an article. So far it's really good and a lot smarter/funnier/mature than I expected.
It was a good casual read. There were definitely parts that had me laughing out loud. It was easy to read when I was busy: reading a maxim or two and being able to put it down was convenient.
Aiman Jalil
friendly advice: dont follow these maxims blindly. just dont.
good book though.
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Jeff is a writer and a life coach.

Okay, so he’s not a life coach. But he is a nationally-syndicated writer and the author of "The Maxims of Manhood," a collection of essays about being a guy.

His writing has appeared in print or online in GQ, New York magazine, Glamour, Cosmo, VH1, Esquire, mental_floss, MTV, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Baltimore Sun, and the The Huffi
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