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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: 3.8 x 0.7 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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

Customer Reviews

I recommend it for all guys.
J. Tannenbaum
The book contained some useful and some humorous information.
Lori D. Gardner
Son loved this gift as a stocking stuffer for Christmas.
Sherena Jarvi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 50 people found the following review helpful By W. Ryan on March 14, 2010
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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Rovner on June 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
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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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Zep Greenfelder on July 29, 2013
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in the kindle edition in particular, there are numerous tables for things the book is trying to relate and they're virtually impossible to read. changing the font size does nothing to increase the size of the text held in the tables. beyond that, the book is mostly fluff. I sat down this morning, glanced through the pages to test my new phone with kindle before heading to work and found I'd read the whole book before even getting in the shower. When the book does actually venture into the range of telling you something (beside things like 'you really shouldn't be fighting'), there's a an abundance of wisdom gems like 'in jumpstarting your car, you should consult your owners manual.' so you're seriously paying $x for a book that tells you to go RTFM.

I think anyone considering this book should really reconsider their purchase before getting this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mallory Arnold on December 27, 2014
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Meh - this wasn't a hit with my husband. He already (thinks) he knows everything, lol. But seriously, don't buy it. Just google the stuff. I'm sure it's on a blog somewhere if you really want to know. Totally one of those books you look through at Urban Outfitters and never buy. I expected more Ron Swanson-esq style advice. This falls very short. Maybe it will make a good re-gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reuben R. on December 26, 2014
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It seemed like it might be a worthwhile purchase to see if there was some uncommon wisdom contained herein. NOT! If you need the information in this book, you are at best an adolescent teenager with little exposure to life. Unless you purchase a hard copy as a gag gift - DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keli on December 17, 2014
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I bought this as a gift. My husband browsed through it and the collection of tidbits he said were good. My main complaint is the size of the book. It's very small and isn't a very impressive gift. Maybe as a bathroom book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen M. Beach on December 27, 2014
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bought this as a stocking stuffer for a 15 year old boy. How to build a fire etc is fine but how to spike a beer can made this a non starter for the stocking. FYI
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By josh128 on February 21, 2015
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Completely useless book. There is nothing of value in this book and almost everything in it boys learn, not men. Seriously its topics are how to jump start a car, how to cast a fishing line, how to tie a tie, etc. This book would be useful if you have a, lets say, "special" man with intelligence issues. Or perhaps if you were buying it for a 9 year old boy just starting to go through puberty who has absolutely no access to the internet. I immediately threw it away as soon as I got it.
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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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