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This cute collection draws on the wisdom of 10 real grandfathers, with advice on how to grow and maintain a beard, change a flat, tie a bow tie, season a cast-iron skillet, and more. A charming, back-to-basics resource for young gentlemen and ladies alike.
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A handy guide full of how-to tips and sage advice from grandfathers.

As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time.

Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to

• buck up and be brave in the face of adversity
• play hard and break in a baseball mitt
• bait a hook and catch a big fish
• look dapper and tie a perfect tie
• get a raise and earn more
• write a love letter and kindle romance
• change a flat tire and save the day
• stand up and give a sparkling toast
• play the harmonica and make your own music
 

Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life.

 

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From baiting a fish hook to tying a necktie, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier.

Synopsis:

A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS

 

As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time.

Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to

 

• buck up and be brave in the face of adversity

• play hard and break in a baseball mitt

• bait a hook and catch a big fish

• look dapper and tie a perfect tie

• get a raise and earn more

• write a love letter and kindle romance

• change a flat tire and save the day

• stand up and give a sparkling toast

• play the harmonica and make your own music

 

Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life.

 

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Erin Bried is a Senior Staff Writer at SELF magazine, where she's penned nearly 200 stories, including 60 cover stories, in the past nine years. In addition to interviewing and profiling celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Sheryl Crow, she covers health, fitness, nutrition and psychology. Formerly, Bried was a Senior Editor at Glamour, a contributor at Golf For Women magazine and a Senior Editor/Writer at Conde Nast's Women's Sports & Fitness. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Vic-toria, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Vic-toria)
Talk about your indispensable reference guides! From how to change a flat tire to how to shoot pool, you get a wide variety of very practical knowledge that every modern man -- or woman -- should know how to do. But it did make me wonder just how many of these things either of my grandfathers knew how to do...
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ISBN:
9780345525093
Author:
Bried, Erin
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .62 in .52 lb

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"Staff Pick" by ,

This cute collection draws on the wisdom of 10 real grandfathers, with advice on how to grow and maintain a beard, change a flat, tie a bow tie, season a cast-iron skillet, and more. A charming, back-to-basics resource for young gentlemen and ladies alike.

"Synopsis" by , From baiting a fish hook to tying a necktie, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier.
"Synopsis" by , A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS

 

As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time.

Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to

 

• buck up and be brave in the face of adversity

• play hard and break in a baseball mitt

• bait a hook and catch a big fish

• look dapper and tie a perfect tie

• get a raise and earn more

• write a love letter and kindle romance

• change a flat tire and save the day

• stand up and give a sparkling toast

• play the harmonica and make your own music

 

Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life.

 

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