I can honestly say I'm an early to bed kind of person. Midnight at the latest or my body gives out on me- I'm up the next morning between five thirty and six....this book had me sitting up in bed laughing my face off at three am! Every time I open it up , I find something new to laugh about! All I can say is...it's absolutely hilarious!
I purchased this as a bathroom read for my husband. I accepted that there would be some foul humor and "how to get out of doing the dishes" type advice in this book, but what disappointed me and my husband both was that the publisher clearly had only 50 funny stories to tell but still wrote a "101 Things" book. Thing #67 an man should know how to do is: "Negotiate." That's all it says. No funny anecdote, no practical advice. Apparently, if you want to know how to negotiate (or even laugh about negotiating), you'll have to buy another book.
I purchased this as a gift for my 23 year old son. The short segments are perfect for his attention span and he loved that I acknowledged he's becoming a man. It would be a great father-son gift anytime. Very entertaining read and doubly cool because it is community-sourced.
I first purchased this book as a gift for my brother's new kindle. His continuous outbursts of laughter caused me to go back and send myself a copy.
Not to spoil the book for anyone, but there aren't 101 articles in there. There are probably about 40 actual articles. Most of them are hilarious. There are multiple contributors to this book, and each is funny in his or her own way. Some of the articles, although amusing are also insightful. So much so, that I now feel fully prepared to bribe a service professional and date two women. My brother is currently awaiting his opportunity to fight a bear.
This book is ideal for younger readers as well due to the short nature of the articles. Most are just a few pages long. More serious readers will finish it in a few hours and immediately begin looking to put parts of it into operation. Enjoy.
I got this book for my boyfriend for his birthday. He could not stop laughing while reading it! He's been sharing it with his friends, and bringing up the manly things he's learning on a regular basis. I'm pretty psyched that I picked out such a great gift!
First of all there is only 52 real chapters out of the supposedly 101 that you would expect in a book with this title. The other so called chapters are just "chapter headings",for example this is chapter 40 - "Floss". Yes that's it...the whole chapter. There are another 49 "chapters" like that,if you liked that "chapter". The rest of the chapters in the book are mildly amusing to boring. One of the things every man should know how to do is spot a dud book like this one,before shelling out money for it. You've been warned.
I think ridiculous says it all. It's not really useful (how to fight a bear), and the frat-boy humor doesn't do it for me. I think this was written for young men in their 20s who are destined to have a mid-life crisis at age 40.