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The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By Paperback – Bargain Price, May 18, 2009
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I love this book! It's hysterical. And women can relate-- it's a brutally honest depiction of men. -- Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert, TV Personality, author of The Man Plan
Wilser has succeeded in redefining how we see ourselves, in a very humorous, self-deprecating way. There are points in the book that are laugh-out-loud funny. You will find passages in here that will make you want to call your friends and say, `Hey, I just read about you in a book,' and share it with them. -- Neil S. Velleman, TMRZoo
Jeff Wilser rescues the subjugated with simple language and easy-to-read verbal flourish. His maxims are explicable and entertaining, creating the ultimate manual for men who feel they've lost their place in this kinder, gentler cosmos. -- Jordan Richardson, BlogCritics
I think I've found literary gold... This is the most I have ever laughed while reading a book. Seriously... Comedic genius... From the first line of text to the last word, I caught myself analyzing, laughing at, and enjoying the fact that I am a male... This book has got it all. -- MJay, NowICanBuyBeer.com
About the Author
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Also the author of "The Maxims of Manhood," 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 Huffington Post.
In addition to covering health, he has also written about film, travel, monks, architecture, books, sneak attacks of World War II, how to pick champagne, the intersection of math and magic, Finland's school system, and the shortcomings of General Custer.
Jeff is the founding editor of ThePlunge.com, the primary website for grooms. (Jeff has never been a groom.) His relationship advice from The Plunge has been syndicated via McClatchy to a network of more than two hundred newspapers. Esquire has called him a "Marriage Guru." (Jeff has never been married.) He's cited as a "Relationship Expert," although his ex-girlfriends might disagree.
He can't tan.
Top Customer Reviews
I picked up Maxims and found it to be not only funny and well-written, but also edgy, intelligent and honest. Wilser offers the right combination of tongue-in-cheek fun and well-placed bawdiness, so that every once in a while, a hunk of solid, good advice cuts through the humor. Oddly enough, the book has also given me a disarming, affectionate understanding for all the lost dudes I know who are trying to grow up. It's an entertaining, compelling read, and I think it's ruined me for other man books.
The one problem I had with the book (I had the Kindle Edition) was the extreme amount of typos/formatting errors in it. It's easy to overlook a few here and there, but when every time a new "maxim" is presented, al lthe wo rdsl ook lik ethis for the first paragraph, it's rather distracting.
Then again, I haven't seen anyone else mention that, so maybe it's an isolated problem.
All in all, great read, worth the dough.
Its a lighthearted gag on life as a male. At times its sincere and respectful, discussing chivalry and manners in the modern day, and at other times, its hilarious, going through the manners for a one-night stand.
I started read and didn't put it down till I finished the book.
Although some may be turned-off by the title in that it seems to be aimed at a less-than-mature audience, the book is applicable to any man (or woman) who wants to get a kick out of the ridiculous and even ritualistic code of the stereotypical male "world" where life centers around women, sports, women, acting like an idiot, sports, women, beer, work and steak (in that order).
Each maxim is given its own "chapter" that is broken down into three simple parts: the definition/description of the maxim, a scenario that incorporates the maxim and acceptable situations where the maxim is "allowed" to be violated. The 100 maxims listed cover pretty much everything ... from "manly" computer etiquette to properly ordering a steak to shaving. Among the tips on how not to be a complete Neanderthal, the book is peppered with practical advice like how to chug a beer, but knowing when not to (this one appears to be aimed at the immediate post-college crowd) and a handy approach to those wonderful people you work with ("kicking up and kissing down").Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Recently found your book - Good read! Have been friends with, dated, married, and divorced men, so according to you, this book was for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by LG
It have a few interesting points. Not a big deal as a book. Probably there are better.Published 6 months ago by Shekerev
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? Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kelly Crigger
Fun little read. The book likes to make fun of itself a lot which is cool however i would definitely get this for young man just going into High School or something or possibly an... Read morePublished 20 months ago by One G.