How To Be a Man
by Birmingham & Flinthart
2nd, greatly expanded, edition
C Format: ISBN 1 875989 28 5
Once described as 'the apostle of grunge', John Birmingham now lives with a lawyer in a flat with polished floorboards and knows how to make real coffee. In this book he shows how you too can do these things.
A guide to morals, manners and work for the modern young man, How to Be a Man is the ideal present for men in their twenties. It marks an important advance in the great project, so dear to the hearts of many Australian women, of civilising the Australian male.
The first edition, by John Birmingham, appeared in 1996. It is now out of print, but can be purchased through us. Visit our Shop for more details. To the many jokes and stories told by famous Australians in that edition has been added a wealth of practical information, tripling the size of the book.
This essential, occasionally
humorous, instruction book for the lost arts of manliness includes advice
on such important matters as:
Thematically organised to cover the full spectrum of masculine endeavour, this is a very different kind of reference work, combining the learned, the anecdotal and the hilarious. It includes tips from Kathy Bail, Paul Barry, Alex Buzo, Quentin Dempster, Len Evans, Rex Hunt, Les Murray and Helen Wellings.