GQ: How to Win at Life: The Expert Guide to…
Featuring Jamie Oliver on cooking, Richard Branson on business, Tom Daley on sports, and much more. Essential skills from the best-selling men's magazine on looking sharp and living smart. Based on personal expertise, interviews with foremost authorities and wisdom from GQ's editors, Charlie Burton shows men how to win at fashion, sport, food and drink, work, romance, travel -- well, everything. Eight chapters comprising 75 entries cover life's must-have skills. Bold illustrations highlight the succinct step-by-step instructions that will guarantee success. The essentials include: 1. Food and Drink How to barbecue perfectly using science How to make the definitive Dirty Martini How to cook a steak like a top chef How to taste wine like a sommelier 2. Friends and Lovers How to dance without looking like a dad How to buy a diamond like a dealer How to undress with style How to make the first kiss count How to start a conversation 3. Showing Off How to sing like a professional musician How to saber champagne the Laurent Perrier way How to fool anyone with a magic trick How to dive into a pool 4. Sports and Fitness How to free dive like a merman How to hit an unreturnable squash serve How to warm up How to take a power nap 5. On the Move How to sleep on a night flight How to pack a suit How to work a heel-toe shift while driving How to light a campfire without fail 6. The Unexpected How to escape a sinking car How to survive a dog attack How to land a plane How to drive from the passenger seat How to jump from a height 7. Style Secrets How to spot a fake Rolex How to tie a foolproof bow tie How to keep your sneakers immaculately white How to fold a t-shirt properly 8. Work and Career How to pull an all-nighter How to nail office politics How to shine shoes to impress How to hide a hangover How to ace an interview. For 30 years, GQ has been the premier magazine for millions of men around the world. GQ How To Win At Life brings the best in one handsome package.
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Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts…
The Advice Goddess presents a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps, science-based guide to living a happier life by learning how to grow a pair.Amy Alkon presents Unf*ckology, a “science-help” book that knocks the self-help genre on its unscientific ass. You can finally stop fear from being your boss and put an end to your lifelong social suckage. Have you spent your life shrinking from opportunities you were dying to seize but feel “that’s just who I am”? Well, screw that! You actually can change and it doesn’t take exceptional intelligence or a therapist who’s looking forward to finally buying Aruba after decades of listening you yammer on. Transforming yourself takes revolutionary science-help from Amy Alkon, who has spent the past 20 years translating cutting-edge behavioral science into highly practical advice in her award-winning syndicated column. In Unf*ckology, Alkon pulls together findings from neuroscience, behavioral science, evolutionary psychology and clinical psychology. She explains everything in language you won’t need a psych prof on speed-dial to understand—and with the biting dark humor that made Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck such a great read. She debunks widely-accepted but scientifically unsupported notions about self-esteem, shame, willpower and more and demonstrates that: · Thinking your way into changing (as so many therapists and self-help books advise) is the most inefficient way to go about it. · The mind is bigger than the brain, meaning that your body and your behavior are your gym for turning yourself into the new, confident you. · Fear is not just the problem; it’s also the solution.· By targeting your fears with behavior, you make changes in your brain that reshape your habitual ways of behaving and the emotions that go with them.Follow Amy Alkon's ground-breaking advice in Unf*ckology and eventually, you’ll no longer need to act like the new you; you’ll become the new you. And how totally f*cking cool is that?
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The Book of the Courtier (Penguin Classics)
‘The courtier has to imbue with grace his movements, his gestures, his way of doing things and in short, his every action’In The Book of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, sets out to define the essential virtues for those at Court. In a lively series of imaginary conversations between the real-life courtiers to the Duke of Urbino, his speakers discuss qualities of noble behaviour – chiefly discretion, decorum, nonchalance and gracefulness – as well as wider questions such as the duties of a good government and the true nature of love. Castiglione’s narrative power and psychological perception make this guide both an entertaining comedy of manners and a revealing window onto the ideals and preoccupations of the Italian Renaissance at the moment of its greatest splendour.George Bull’s elegant translation captures the variety of tone in Castiglione’s speakers, from comic interjections to elevated rhetoric. This edition includes an introduction examining Castiglione’s career in the courts of Urbino and Mantua, a list of the historical characters he portrays and further reading.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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