Long time lurker, first time member. I'm curious, how many of y'all have read The Art of Manliness and what was your favorite parts?

I read it only recently, and loved it (which is why I just now joined the forum. Haha)

My favorite parts were on how to dress like a gentleman and how to street fight like a gentleman. I ordered myself a tribly only yesterday (hopefully I won't have to use it for self defense, bartitsu-style. Haha)!

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What does the book say about street fighting like a gentleman? Isn't gentlemanly street fighting an oxymoron?

Ha. Well, it advocates for not fighting, if possible, but in case that's not possible, they explain some moves in bartitsu, which is a mixed martial arts involving cane fighting, juijitsu, boxing, and Spanish kickboxing. The moves covered are distraction/blinding tactics using your coat or hat (gentlemanly wardrobe pieces) followed by submission holds. I won't go looking for fights, but those who dare cross me will get a tribly in the face! Haha.

It's a great book chock full of useful information. Highly recommend!

Howdy, Saul, and welcome!  I read the book and liked it a lot.  I guess not too many others have read it as evidenced by the lack of replies to the poll.  lol.

It's kind of hard for me to pick a favorite part... I guess maybe the chapter on virtue and the parts about raising resilient kids.  I had thought the "how to land an airliner" part was cool, but apparently some parts of it were wrong according to this guy who wrote a book on what's wrong in the book.

What?? What do you mean "wrote a book on what's wrong with the book?"

I've read the book, and really enjoyed it and it's contents. 

Can't really put one section as my favorite though. It is chock full of great stuff, this one is on the shelf and ill be given to my young boys to read in time. And possibly anyone who would like to read it and learn about being a gentleman. 

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