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Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving - Fifth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable Paperback – August 31, 2011
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To be honest, while waiting for the book I had a mixture of excitement to see what it was all about and regret since I was already finding a ton of information on various fora. However, I was wrong for feeling that way. Everything in the book from the preface to the Appendix is absolute gold for anyone just entering the wetshaving world.
While it is true that much of this information is out on the internet, what you're paying for is Michael's style injected into his explanation of this hobby/art. I find it a lot easier to understand any given subject matter if the person explaining it is passionate about it. That is definitely the case with this book. While the typical "guide" books simply present material in a "do this, not that" style, this is more akin to sitting and chatting with the author over a nice glass of Lagavulin.
The reason I know this book more than worth the $12 is that reading it not only taught me a lot, but also simultaneously prompted many questions that I'm excited to explore. I've made one pass at the book so far, and I'll definitely be referring to it time and again as I get deeper into wetshaving. Some reviews say this book is pretty useless for those who are already experienced. While I can understand that sentiment (since the book is targeted towards beginners), I feel that in some cases experienced shavers may derive even more from this book than beginners.Read more ›
Well here's the point I bought Leisure Guy's 5th edition of Gourmet Shaving and WOW!! I read it from cover to cover it must be one of the best reference books I've read. Even now 7 months on I still pick it up from the bedside table to find there are still things I'm learning. The morning shave is now something I really look forward to and I firmly believe that it makes me have a happier outlook on my day. The way the book is written is brilliant and putting all the reference material at the back is a great idea as it then doesn't detract from the flow of the book. The only problem I've encountered is how much, after reading the book and looking up some of the reference points, you seem to accumulate additional shaving parphenalia. Not because someone forces you too but as a way of trying products you've never encountered before. In some ways it makes you feel like a kid again!!Read more ›
Lots of useful information and some great tips.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a book I really wanted to like. Bought it as a gift for a new shaver. Alas, there is just too much in the way of personal opinion, some of which is misguided or puzzling. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brooktroutchaser
Second time purchasing book. Gave away the first book to a newbie shaverPublished 3 months ago by ojustme
You can look all this info up online. Nice its in one place i guessPublished 8 months ago by Lowbird
Book was as described - arrived sooner than expected. Very good information.Published 9 months ago by USAF Vet.
I liked it enough to want to buy 2 more to give as gifts but they sold out. Bwah!Published 13 months ago by R. Huntington
I've always been curious about wet shaving but never found the time to sit down and learn how to do it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sam
There is a lot of information about shaving online, there are forums after forums blogs and reviews and this book does a excellent job of putting it all in one place instead of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chrissy McAlpin