Guys Lit Wire — Tricks of the Trade

Here’s my latest Guys Lit Wire post: http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com/2008/07/so-you-want-to-rule-world-part-2.html

Wherein I sing the praises of “Tricks of the Trade,” edited by Jerry Dunn. An amazing book with real experts teaching you how to do stuff. Like Kareem Abdul-Jabar explaining the hook shot and Gene Shalit showing how to tie a bow tie. As I say on GLW, Chevy Chase’s secrets of the pratfall are fascinating. He really knew what he was doing.

There’s another book called “Tricks of the Trade for Kids.” Which is also awesome. Among other things it teaches how to tie a bow-line, which is the most useful thing anyone could know.

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