The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

by Jonathan Catherman
The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

by Jonathan Catherman


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There's a lot a guy needs to know as he grows up and makes his way in the world. And a lot of it, he wouldn't necessarily want to have to ask about because then, well, people would know he didn't know what he was doing! For all the guys out there who want to have it all together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to
· wear cologne correctly
· manage a credit card
· talk to a girl
· plan a date
· write a résumé
· ask for a reference
· clean a bathroom
· throw a football
· change a tire
· behave during a traffic stop
· fold a shirt
· tie a tie
· grill a steak
· clear a sink drain
· find a stud in a wall
In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident men. With great illustrations and a supporting website, this all-in-one reference tool for young men in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800722296
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 92,684
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Catherman is a leading education trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth. An award-winning cultural strategist, Jonathan speaks worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, teens, and young adults. The father of two sons, he sees daily the importance guys place on gaining respect and avoiding embarrassment. As both a parent and a professional, Jonathan is committed to assisting young men in the making to experience success and significance as they mature into manhood and lifelong leadership. Jonathan, his bride, and their boys live in North Carolina. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Women & Dating 11

How to Talk with a Girl You Like

How to Invite a Girl on a First Date

How to Plan a Date

How to Decide Who Pays on a Date

How to Meet a Girl's Parents for the First Time

How to Balance Time with Girlfriend vs. Guy Friends

How to Respectfully Break Up with a Girl

2 Social Skills & Manners 29

How to Shake Hands

How to Introduce Yourself

How to Introduce Other People

How to Open the Door for Another Person

How to Set a Table

How to Order from a Menu

How to Leave a Tip

How to Wrap a Gift

How to Clean a Bathroom

How to Make a Bed

3 Work & Ethics 55

How to Apply for a Job

How to Fill Out an Application

How to Interview for a Job

How to Ask for a Raise

How to Ask for a Promotion

How to Resign

How to Ask for a Reference

4 Wealth & Money Management 77

How to Create a Personal Budget

How to Build a Savings Account

How to Manage a Credit Card Account

How to Invest in the Future

How to Live Debt-Free

5 Grooming & Personal Hygiene 91

How to Shave

How to Cool Razor Burn

How to Apply Deodorant or Antiperspirant

How to Apply Hair-Styling Product

How to Wear Cologne

How to Freshen Bad Breath

How to Wash Your Hands Properly

How to Wash Your Face

How to Trim Your Fingernails

How to Care for Your Feet

6 Clothes & Style 117

How to Wash Laundry

How to Dry Laundry

How to Iron a Shirt

How to Iron Slacks

How to Shine Shoes

How to Tie a Tie

How to Sew On a Button

How to Spot Treat a Stain

How to Fold a Shirt

How to Fold No-Pleat Pants

How to Hang Slacks

7 Sports & Recreation 149

How to Throw a Football

How to Shoot a Basketball

How to Kick a Soccer Ball

How to Grip a Two-Seam Fastball

How to Swing a Golf Club

How to Putt

How to Throw Darts

How to Hit a Cue Ball

How to Pitch Horseshoes

8 Cars & Driving 173

How to Shift a Manual Transmission

How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Jump-Start a Dead Battery

How to Check the Oil

How to Parallel Park

How to Back Up a Trailer

How to Behave after an Auto Accident

How to Behave during a Police Stop

9 Food & Cooking 199

How to Brew Coffee

How to Make Pancakes from Scratch

How to Scramble Eggs

How to Cook Bacon

How to Boil Pasta

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

How to Oven-Cook Chicken

How to Broil Steak

How to Light a Charcoal Grill

How to Grill Steak

How to Grill Pork Chops

How to Grill Ribs

How to Grill a Whole Chicken

How to Grill Fish

How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife

10 Tools & Fix-It 239

How to Read a Tape Measure

How to Swing a Hammer

How to Cut with a Circular Saw

How to Use a Drill

How to Use a Crowbar

How to Use an Adjustable Wrench

How to Use a Level

How to Calculate Square Footage

How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain

How to Turn Off a Toilet Water Line

How to Unclog a Toilet

How to Check the Circuit Breakers

How to Find a Stud in the Wall

How to Hang a Picture

How to Fix a Small Hole in a Wall

How to Fix a Large Hole in a Wall

How to Talk Like a Man: 100 Terms Men Need to Know 279

Notes 283

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