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Face Forward

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Face Fitness
Eastman and Julliard
1985

Guys, you need to take your skin care routine up to the next level! This book has all the steps to make you look your best. In under 200 pages, Eastman gives you the 411 on all the right steps keep those laugh lines from showing up too early. Break out a facial mask and get those pores under control. Remember, it is never too early to take care of your skin and hair.

Mary

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Advice for Stylin’ Guys

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The Style Guy
O’Brien
2000

O’Brien was GQ magazine’s fashion columnist until 2015. (He evidently blasted GQ in an interview and resigned.) His advice column talked about everything from fashion advice to etiquette. None of it is particularly timeless. I wasn’t too impressed, but I am not the target market. Maybe it was cool in 2000, but jokes about porn and other sexually charged topics fall flat. This particular book hadn’t left the shelves in a decade, so I think we can safely retire it.

Mary

PS As I was googling around for the author, I found out that O’Brien passed away this past April.

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Real Men Like Poetry

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Rough Men, Tough Men
Poems of Action and Adventure
Cole, ed.
1969

This book caught my eye for both the title and the cover art. I think  the orange pirate look on the guy is a bit creepy. I also want to remind the editor that ladies can be rough, tough and appreciate a bit of blood and gore in their poetry as well.

The poetry itself is from a variety of authors, including Shakespeare, Tennyson and Swift. There is a lot of good stuff here, but the packaging is geared to elementary school boys from the late 1960s.

Mary

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