Gone are the days when a guy could get by on a firm handshake, good aim, and a high tolerance for whiskey. Today you have to be able to make clever small talk, throw a curveball, or even garnish a cocktail with a sprig of mint. In an age when men are practicing yoga and getting manicures, but are still expected to open jars and change flat tires, it’s no wonder you may feel like you’ve lost your bearings.
When attacked in the wild, should you play dead, fight back, or run? What is the proper etiquette when hosting a barbecue? Is there an elegant way to carve a pumpkin? A surefire way impress your boss? From changing directions gracefully on the dance floor to wielding a circular saw, for burly “guys’ guys” to borderline metrosexuals and everything in between, The Guide for Guys will make you cultured, efficient, and polite. But never fear, while you’re learning to order sushi, avoid jet lag, and write thank you notes, you’ll still spend the bulk of your time beefing up on such traditional “manly” skills as swinging a hammer and building a shelter in the wild.
So come on fellas— it’s time to tie your own ties, ask for a raise, get the best table in the restaurant, shave without nicking yourself, and train your dog better than your last girlfriend trained you.