The Manual to Manhood Review

Hello parents and grandparents!  Welcome to The Manual to Manhood Review; a resource guide dedicated to life skills for boys and one of my good books for raising boys.

If you have never visited my site, then you should know that I have a son; and for all of you parents and grandparents out there who are continuously challenged as I am, we do what we can to accommodate for our sons and grandsons development and enjoyment.  You should also know that I never review a product that I would not purchase myself on behalf of my son.  I have read the reviews from customers who have read this book so that I may better help you to make the right decision.

A nice reference guide for teaching boys simple practical skills and more…

Quick Overview:

  • The Good: Great reference guide
  • The Bad: Too basic for some

My Overall Take: Parents and grandparents often look for good books for raising boys, and here is one that will not disappoint as it is recommended and loved by many – your peers!  This book teaches practical skills that every young boy should know, and presents the information in a short simple format that is fun and easy to understand so your son or grandson can easily grasp it and quickly accomplish the task at hand.

What You Can Expect To Learn about:

  1. Cars and Driving
  2. Clothes and Style
  3. Food and Cooking
  4. Grooming and Personal Hygiene
  5. Social Skills and Manners
  6. Sports and Recreation
  7. Tools & Fix It
  8. Wealth and Money Management
  9. Women and Dating
  10. Work and Ethics

“Some” of the practical skills taught:

  1. How to wear cologne correctly
  2. How to put on deodorant
  3. How to shake hands
  4. How to find a stud in the wall
  5. How to save money
  6. How to brush your teeth
  7. How to tie a tie
  8. How to wash face & hands
  9. How to grill a steak
  10. How to manage a credit card
  11. How to plan a date
  12. How to back up with a trailer
  13. Meeting a girls’ parents
  14. How to interview for a job
  15. How to ask for a raise
  16. How to ask for a reference
  17. How to clean a bathroom
  18. How to change a tire
  19. How to talk to a girl
  20. How to change oil
  21. How to shave
  22. How to fold a shirt
  23. How to shut off the water to the toilet
  24. How to create a budget
  25. How to clear a sink drain
  26. How to parallel park
  27. How to put on hair gels
  28. How to trim fingernails
  29. How to behave during a traffic stop
  30. How to throw a football, basketball, and baseball

The Good: Great reference guide for building practical skills which gives step-by-step instructions for the majority of the content, and uses illustrations so your son or grandson can successfully accomplish simple practical tasks, while simultaneously allowing them to develop and grow into young men. This book presents the information in a very short and easy to read format that gets right to the point while providing simple instructions; in order to capture and maintain the readers’ attention.  Parents and grandparents recommended – son and grandson approved – loved by many!

The Bad:

Some people contest that this book is not for everyone as it may be too basic for some, and we all know that young teens already know everything – so they keep telling us!

Things to Know/Tips:

FYI - The author of this book is Christian and uses references in this book that reflect his strong faith.

The Good:

  • Great reference guide
  • Easy to read and understand
  • Recommended & loved!

The Bad:

  • Too Basic for some

My Overall Take:

I cannot argue with the vast majority, and must concur that this book provides a lot of useful information, and teaches many valuable practical skills that every boy should know; and as they grow older, a few more…  Additionally, it is recommended and loved by many!  However, you should take a good look at the skills presented in this book, and evaluate if it could help your son or grandson with their development, before making any decisions.

Check out all the reviews on Amazon to see what parents and grandparents are saying about this wonderful guide.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read The Manual to Manhood Review and I look forward to helping you out again and again in the future.