The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

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Hi friends and welcome to my review on this product “The Art of Manliness : Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man”

Being available in kindle, paperback and MP3 CD, this resource discusses just “what it says on the packet”. Basically it offers tips on how to be a better man for those of us belonging to the male of the species. In this review, we will be taking a look at this product under the following sections :

What it is about?

The pros and cons of this item
How much does it cost?

Where can I get it?

How long is the delivery time?

What do the reviews say about it?

What are my thoughts on the product?

Please do enjoy this product review and don’t forget to add any questions/thoughts /comments below when you are done :))

What it is about??

Authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of some common sense, practical advice with humor that every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. Using the example of two classic, old school gents Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, the book contains a broad range of information that covers diverse areas from survival skills to social skills to advice on courting your fiance’ to be as well as raising a family. Inside you’ll also find practical information and inspiration for all areas of life. Random topics covered include :

  • How to shave like your grandpa
  • how to be the perfect house guest
  • Self defence using the art of bartitsu
  • how to help a friend with a problem
  • how to give a decent man hug lol!
  • how to propose for a marriage
  • child raising skills
  • predicting the weather like a true bushman!
  • Get a fire going without matches
  • public speaking
  • creating a balanced life

The pros and cons of this item


plenty of diverse information about a range of subjects

Good Artwork

Nice layout

pretty funny at times

book reinforces “lost’ old-fashioned values


I didn’t find too much to complain about in this book but for a detailed look at others complaints about it,please see here.

How much does it cost?

The price for this ranges from being free if you take part in the Amazon audible trial and up to $15.29 AUD for paperback.

Where can I get it?

To pick up a copy, just click on the Amazon banner image above or just click The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man“>here !!

How long is the delivery time?

Delivery time to my native country (Australia) has been estimated at approximately two weeks according to the product specifications on the Amazon website.

What do the reviews say about it?

458 reviews have been provided with 414 being positive and 44 being negative. Out of the positive reviews 72% gave it 5 stars compared with 10% giving it 3 stars and below for the negative reviews. Some notable review excerpts from the for and against sides are shown here below :


August 12, 2018…..5 stars

” I bought three copies of this title – one for me and one for each of my two sons. There is a huge war on boys in American public schools and popular culture and this book was a gift to show that being a MAN is good, noble, and healthy. I love the tips on what to do in certain situations! The writing style is hugely entertaining, almost in a classic Sherlock Holmes or post-Victorian style which makes the book even more fun. It’s an entertaining read but the lessons are practical, as well. Being a gentleman is good and how to be a gentleman is a fantastic way to live. This book shows how and why ”


December 27, 2012…..1 star

“The person you wish wrote this book is your grandpa, a famous civil rights lawyer who could gut a deer and rebuild an engine. He stormed Normandy Beach, gave you your sip of whiskey and made you feel like a grown man even when you were a punk teenager……. The guy who actually wrote this book might or might not live in Williamsburg, but you would swear he did. He hangs out in coffee shops, carries a man purse, and wears a baby Bjorne in public. He is sweet but completely neutered half-man whose wife makes jokes about him female anatomy. Also, his wife helped him write it…… Bottom line: if you are a gender-neutral guy who lives in Williamsburg you will find this book inoffensive but boring, except when its odd conservatism reminds you of Sunday School (don’t curse, seriously?) ….. But it’s basically a waste of time. What else you should read, I am not sure…… As for all these five star reviews, impossible. Absolutely impossible. I suspect that most of them are fake, written by visitors/fans of the Art of Manliness website. ”

What are my thoughts on the product?

cartoon detective.

So just What are my thoughts on the product?

In all honesty, I just like the product full stop. The reason I do is that my decision is most probably influenced by my age(late 40s) lol. Let’s be clear here, a lot of what is written in this book is firmly “tongue-in-cheek” but in between the silliness, there is some serious lessons to be learnt. I am not quite sure what is going on today with the younger men in our western society but it seems to me that some “silent lessons” discussed in this book, is not taught to our younger men by older male family members, friends or peers today. This can be due to a number of different factors but I would posit that social media and changing family/societal values do have a role in this change. Anyway, long story short, call me old-fashioned or a traditionalist, any publication that discusses and highlights some serious stuff facing men today gets my vote every time !!

So there we have it folks, my review on this publication, “The Art of Manliness : Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man” I truly hope that this article was
able to assist somebody, somewhere !!

If you have any questions or thoughts on how this article was able to assist you, please do not
hesitate to leave me a comment below. I will reply as soon as I can!”

Stay well !!

Billy :))

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4 Comments on “The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man”

  1. Hi Billy, 

    It is nice that there is still books around teaching young adults on how to behave. I remembered when I used to live in Arizona, we were from Texas, everthing you say to the elders are yes mam or yes sir. I find it to be very polite and respectful. I still love it when I see a man holds a door for me when I go somewhere, I love that! If I am not married… values is something that we need to pass on. I am glad that the book findsa way to make it funny. 

    Will buy it for my nephews.

    Happy Holidays 

    1. Hi Nuttanee,yes it is unusual to see a book like this isn’t it?Yes people will always remember the moral of a story if it is a funny story :))

  2. While they seem to be simple tips they truly help to build character. I completely agree that doing these little things and adding them to your schedule can lead to a more fulfilling life.  And what an incredibly reasonable price for such valuable information. Have you tried learning and implementing some of the advice given in the book?

    1. Hi Alisha,thanks for your feedback here,much appreciated!!Yes i do agree that this is very well priced for the tips it holds.I haven’t tried any of it practically as yet but will do 🙂

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