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Best Man's Handbook: A Guy's Guide To The Big Event
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Best Man's Handbook: A Guy's Guide To The Big Event [Hardcover]

Jim Grace
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March 1, 1999
Is your best friend getting married? This fun, practical, and informative guide details the ins and outs -- and dos and don'ts -- of being a best man.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076240499X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762404995
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #988,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GROOMSMEN GIFT! February 3, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My fiancé bought this book along with "The Playboy Guide to Bachelor Parties: Everything You Need to Know About Planning the Groom's Rite of Passage" for his best friend after asking him to stand in our wedding as his best man. It can be an excellent resource for any groomsmen, but especially for one that has never been one before! Also came in excellent condition!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is The Only Book You'll Need! May 20, 2001
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book because my fiance was about to be the best man in a wedding. He was nervous because he had no idea what best men do. This book was all he needed. It tells what the best man's duties are to the groom, bride and everyone else. Tells about etiquette and even talks about what to do in specific religious or cultural weddings. What we found even more useful was it's section on speeches and toasts. We had bought a book especially for that, but it wasn't any good. This book explained the do's and don'ts and gave great examples that helped my fiance to write a great speech. (by the way, his speech went beautifully) He got a big laugh from the crowd and an Ahhh. Just what you want. This book is a must have for any groomsmen or Best man.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and funny, a bit serious at times January 3, 2000
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Overall I thought this book was really useful (particularly about negotiating the intricacies, both emotional and financial, of the bachelor party) with lots of funny anecdotes and amusing bits. The only criticism I'd have is the somewhat lecturing tone adopted at times, admonishing the best man over and over again to remember who are the most important people at a wedding but perhaps some best men do need to be reminded. Really nice book, we gave it as a Xmas present to our best man (so he has a couple of months to prepare).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to help you get prepared! August 20, 2002
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I am definitely glad I purchased this book. While I had a pretty good idea of what I was required to do as the Best Man, this book gave me a lot of helpful hints as well as some good ideas. A lot of people congratulated me on how well a job I did as the best man. This book helped a great deal in being prepared and ready for any possible scenario that may have come up. It is very easy to read and has a great sense of humor.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect primmer for a most important job. June 1, 2001
Having never been married or even been a part of a wedding party before, I was tapped to go to France and be the best man for one of my oldest friends (25 years). This with 3 weeks notice! The book was instrumental in allowing me to successfully perform my function with a minimum of stress. It was an easy read, it was humorous, and it was comprehensive. I could not have done without it. Thank you for the help Mr. Grace.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Did not go far enough to be a useful resource. February 14, 2016
By Adam
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my two best men and here are my thoughts:
+good general information
+quick read
+information is broken down nicely
+good font/formatting

My only issue is this book did not do more...I think it is a great resource for those who can not access the same information that is presented on the internet but I was expecting more than what wedding forums/websites could produce.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Yet on being a member of a Wedding Party. November 19, 2013
I've spent hundreds of hours reading about weddings--this is hands down the best book yet. Though geared toward the best man (my role is maid of honor) it walks through the purposes, variables, procedures, and methodologies for nearly all the aspects of the wedding party. He is very practical and goal focused--in a wedding it is so easy to loose purpose and perspective!! His step by step guide to toast writing with excellent examples has helped me more than anything else I've read on the purpose/expectation/best practices of writing and delivering a meaningful toast. Thank you James Grace!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good and informative book December 14, 2009
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Bought this for my boyfriend who was going to be a best man for the first time. He said he liked the book because it is short and to the point but still thorough and fun to read. I browsed through it and thought it had really great advice! Great buy, highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars fun
fun for a new best man
Published 14 months ago by Dean R Vayder
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for son. Cute book. Lots of info ...
Gift for son. Cute book.Lots of info.
Published 15 months ago by Dornette
5.0 out of 5 stars He loved it
The best man to our wedding requested a "what to do" book because he has never been a best man before. He started reading it right away. I have no idea if he has finished it yet.
Published on February 2, 2012 by nparkerz
5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you will need
This book covers all the bases and is an entertaining read. It has everything that a best man should know and identifies typical pitfalls of the unprepared. Read more
Published on March 15, 2010 by DB Cooper
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Man book
This book was helpful as this will be the first time for me being a Best man and I need as much information as possible.
Published on December 21, 2009 by K. Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for the best man
this book is great for the groom and best man and should be read by all men involved in a wedding. Great insights. Just buy it for $5.
Published on August 7, 2008 by normal guy
3.0 out of 5 stars I've Seen Better
This book is pretty basic. I've read all (5) of the best man books out there, and the Best Man Bible, an e-book, was the best of the lot, and only $5. Read more
Published on June 24, 2008 by J. A. Luban
4.0 out of 5 stars It came eventually
It came a bit slower than I'd have liked, but in time to do what I needed. Thanks
Published on September 13, 2005 by C. Geirman
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