November 2008

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Only 4 Days Left To Nominate a 2008 Man of the Year: Nominate Today

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is a quick reminder that nominations for the 2008 Art of Manliness Man of The Year will be closing in just four short days on Sunday, November 9. If you haven’t nominated a man, make sure you do it today. We’ll select 10 finalists and open voting up to the public on November 24. […]

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How to Give and Take Criticism like a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Dealing with criticism is a skill every well-adjusted man should possess. We give and take criticism among our co-workers, our friends, and our family. Criticism is an important part of our personal self improvement, for it is other people who can point out mistakes and shortcomings that we can’t see because we lack objectivity. Unfortunately, […]

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Best of Art of Manliness: October 2008

by Brett & Kate McKay

Happy Election Day! If you live in the United States, make sure to exercise your civic duty and vote. If you’re worried about long lines, use that time effectively by reading a book or maybe doing some push-ups. October was another great month at The Art of Manliness. We’re up to 22,000 subscribers who are […]

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The Maxims of Robert E. Lee Giveaway Winner

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a guest post from Richard Williams, author of The Maxims of Robert E. Lee For Young Gentleman. In conjunction with his post, we had a book giveaway contest. In order to enter, we asked that you leave a comment either sharing your favorite life maxim or explaining […]

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20 Manliest Mustaches and Beards From Facial Hair History

by Brett & Kate McKay

There’s nothing manlier than facial hair. No matter how much we advance in the equality of the sexes, growing a thick beard or mustache is something that only men will be able to do (Okay, so some women can grow impressive facial hair, but they end up in sideshows). Some men have felt that facial […]

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Manvotional: Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Gentlemanly Conversation

by Brett & Kate McKay

Phillip Stranhope, better known as Lord Chesterfield, was a British statesman and and man of letters. While his son was attending Westminster School, Lord Chesterfield wrote a series of letters giving advice to his on becoming a man and, more importantly, a gentleman. In this letter dated October 16, 1747, Lord Chesterfield counsels his son […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Devil’s Den Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Kate and I are out camping in Devil’s Den, an Arkansas state park. We have a tradition of going out camping right before I have to buckle down for law school finals. It’s a time for us re-connect and charge our love batteries up before I retreat to my law cave until December. Devil’s Den […]

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