The title says it all--writer Powell has compiled an encyclopedia's worth of information on everything a man needs to know to get by in today's world. The author provides concise instructions on everything from ballroom dancing and ordering sushi to using a chainsaw and surviving an animal attack. While some of the advice is just for fun (how to smoke a cigar), other suggestions, like how to give a speech or ask for a raise, are more practical. Each of the 69 chapters is short (three to five pages) and illustrated, which makes for easy browsing or reading. While men are not usually attracted to self-help books, the more progressively minded might browse this title, especially if they've been exposed to The Dangerous Book for Boys. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.