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Brett Cohen enjoys his vodka on the rocks, his meat on the grill, and his Sundays on the couch. He lives in Pennsylvania.
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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Companions
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744143
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brett Cohen enjoys his vodka on the rocks, his meat on the grill, and his Sundays on the couch watching football. He lives outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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Format: Hardcover
This is truly a great book. Great gift for a college grad, new son-in-law, wedding party member, or your spouse.

The range of subjects is amazingly broad. There is guaranteed to be something that you didn't know before in this book.

There is one mistake - on how to jump start a car. The tip calls for using standard jumper cables with four clamps - two Black and two Red.

Here is the sequence in the book: (starting from the step # where the clamps are attached...)

5. Red to Positive on fully charged battery
6. Red to Positive on discharged battery
7. Black to ground on metal on the dead car's engine (this step should be attaching Black to Negative on the discharged battery)
8. Black to Negative on the fully charged battery (this step should be ground to metal on the live car's engine)

Why? Because the final connection - the 4th one - will cause a spark. None of the first three connections will cause a spark because the circuit is incomplete. That spark can cause an explosion of the Hydrogen gas that MAY be leaking from either of the car batteries. The final connection should be far away from the battery (either one) as possible to avoid the potential explosion.

Buy the book anyway. It's superb.
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I have always been a sucker for books that are filled with useful tips and information. This small hardcover pocket size 144 page book is filled with interesting and helpful information men should know something about. This is not to say all the information is completely valid or even complete in this brief summary.

One example of very poor advice in this book is on how to throw a punch. I suspect the author has very limited experience in actually throwing any punches and probably got the information from a karate book rather than a boxer's point of view. Pulling your opposite hand back to your hip rather than stressing the turning of the hips and waist as you throw a punch is bad advice. Your opposite hand should be held high next to your face (To block a counter attack) as you use your weight, hips and waist together when throwing a punch. One other important point. If you want to throw a knockout punch you should learn how to drop your weight as you throw the punch. This was one of the secrets the great Jack Dempsey used to knock out his opponents. For more details get a good boxing book or talk to an experienced boxer or other full contact fighters.

In conclusion, this book was fun to read and it did have some very useful and sometimes humorous tips; however, you may want to check out some of the suggestions with an expert in the field.

Rating: 3 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Martial Art Myths)
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This book lived up to its title and I'll recommend it personally when I get the chance. A few of the jokes offered are also in the Jokes Every Man Should Know but they are just as funny here.
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I nice assortment of things guys would be better off knowing. I'm glad I purchased it. It's a small, hardcover book. Well made.
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I bought this book for my husband and brothers for father's day and they loved it. It really makes a great gift. My husband is going to be in a wedding and is going to buy it for the the other men in the wedding party. I am very satified with this purchase and am now hoping they come out with "Stuff Every Woman Should Know".
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Shipped a week faster than stated! The book is pocket sized and sturdy hardcover. Also pretty humourous. Half to two thirds of the stuff in the book I already knew but thought it would be a good buy for my loved one. A handy guide for any occasion where a guy may feel caught in, was a great buy!
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It is a good little read, got through it in about 35-40 mins. the part about the just start is wrong, there is a more detailed correction below. I wish it had a few more things in it. good overview.
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Cute little book for guys. I bought it for a 35 yr old Navy Sailor who went on deployment. I think he knew most everything inside the book. But I am happy with the purchase.
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