Dr. Helen

The Art of Manliness How-To Guide

I see that Brett McKay, who is the founder and editor of “The Art of Manliness” blog, has a new book out entitled The Illustrated Art of Manliness: The Essential How-To Guide: Survival • Chivalry • Self-Defense • Style • Car Repair • And More! It looks excellent, like all of his other books, and includes much-needed resources for men including:

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.

It looks pretty interesting, with sections on how to land a plane or help a woman with her coat. Do men still do that? Anyway, it looks like a great Father’s Day gift or a good gift to yourself.