Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man Is Available Once Again!

by Brett & Kate McKay on January 29, 2010 · 21 comments

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As explained last month, our publisher was not prepared for the popularity of the our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. Two weeks before Christmas the first print run of books sold out.

It takes awhile for a publisher to print another run, but the second print run of the book is now out. This means the book is once again in stock and available on sites like It is also means that you can once again buy autographed books directly through us.

We’re sorry for this delay-it’s been quite frustrating for us. If there was anything we could have done to expedite the reprinting process, we defintely would have, but it was unfortunately out of our hands. Thank you very much for supporting the book!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dominick Montgomery January 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

It’s about time! I had a great argument with Amazon about this.

Amazon: We are request a 30-day extension on your delivery.
Me: No. I would like my book to deliver now.
Amazon: Sir, I understand your disappointment, but you must understand that the book simply is not available at this time.
Amazon: We apologize sir. That should have been changed. How would you like to proceed?
Me: *sobbing* Just send it when you can…please *whimpers*
Amazon: Um…okay sir….

2 Herr Doktor January 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I gave two for Christmas and the response was incredible. Both my step-son and nephew read it immediately; my step-son had to wrestle it away from his wife. Prior to sending the books I admit to reading it myself. Herr Doktor approves.

3 Nate @ Practical Manliness January 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I got this book from the library last week, and I have been enjoying reading it.

Thanks for such a manly book!

4 Michael January 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I just bought it for a friend!

I would’ve gotten the signed copy, but I was making an order through Amazon anyways.

5 jubilee January 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I’m a woman andi love it when men do masculine things (working on cars, etc) but what i like are pictures of men BUT in ALL COLORS AND HUES Im kinda tired of seeing pictures of women soldiers paired up with men; i think when they show a black man, they have to show a white women beside him in ALL situations. I wish they had nostalgic pictures of black men that weren’t minstrelly since i’m black

6 Codyp January 29, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Does the book contain more than what is available on the site? I would like the book either way, but with my current money situation, I can only justify buying it if it contains new information.

7 Brett McKay January 30, 2010 at 12:44 am

Thanks for the support, fellas. I think I may need to put “Herr Doktor Approved” on the cover of the next print run. Dominick, I’m glad we could dry your eyes.

About 1/3 of the book is brand new stuff. And the old stuff has been edited and I hope improved. And I think the design, illustrations, and portability of the book make it a great buy. But hey, I’m kind of biased.

8 Oracle989 January 30, 2010 at 1:16 am

Congrats on the rousing success of the first run, Brett!

9 codyp January 30, 2010 at 3:48 am

Thank you, I definitely plan on buying it when I can afford so.

10 Richard | January 30, 2010 at 4:38 am

Even the cover is really manly on this book. Love it!

11 Nicholas January 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I love this book. Hands down the best Christmas gift I got. (What other book teaches you things like how to land a plane in an emergency?) Have been reading voraciously every night before bed. Keep up the great work!

12 Jonathan B January 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I love this book too! I’m a 6th grade teacher and there are many appropriate things for the boys in my class to learn. For the past couple weeks I’ve been reading excerpts from it to my boys and they love learning new things. How to be a proper young man! They keep asking me whats new on the website everyday. It’s so great to see and be a part of this. Thanks!! Suggestion for the future: The Art of Being a Young Man…I’d buy a copy every year for my students!

13 Jeff Bridges January 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

You need to find a new publisher for the next book. These people are unbelievable. Do you know how many more you could have sold for X-Mas?! I would have bought 5 or 6 more, and I imagine there are many other loyal readers of this website in the same boat. Now, well, I suppose it’s “Happy Man Day” or something… You should find an obscure, manly holiday to give your readers and excuse to buy out the next run.

14 IrishTony February 1, 2010 at 11:53 am

@ Jeff, I think there’s already an international mens day in November.

We need some sort of…..power tool appreciation day or something, earlier in the year.

15 Amit February 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm

This book should be a mandatory textbook for every man out there. I am a graduate student and I see these 23/24 old guys running around clueless, acting like a 12 yr old on Facebook, making fools out of themselves just to fit in. And I’ll admit that I was one of them too until recently when I started working on myself. This book has really helped me guide myself in the direction I want to go, the man I want to be.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write it and keep up the good work. Would love to meet you and Kate one day.

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