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A Guide To Men

Auhtor: Helen Rowland

Language: english
Published: 1922

Genres:

humor
Downloads: 131
eBook size: 180Kb

Review by Bob Tobias, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Guide To Men':

A Fictional Guide to Scotland is a collection of short stories and one poem from 17 writers who were either Scottish by birth or lived in Scotland at the time of submission. The pieces which made it into the book were selected through an anonymous submissions process with an OpenInk editor Elizabeth Reeder and guest editors Meaghan Delahunt and Suhayl Saadi choosing the final pieces. OpenInk was a group of Glasgow-based writers who came together out of a desire to create publications which offered writers and readers a unique experience. The OpenInk Editorial board was entirely voluntary. One of the editors was a full-time writer woking both on her own writing and as a writer in residence in Glasgow. The remaining editors worked by day in a range of professions and wrote in their spare time. The publication of the book was supported by a grant from Glasgow City Council. In addition the editors raised a substantial amount of the money required for the project through sponsorship from friends and family. In addition to the book OpenInk ran a reading tour entitled A Fictional Guide to Scotland. This reading tour visited places as far and wide as Wigtown Ullapool Inverness Edinburgh Stirling Lanark and Glasgow and was supported by the Scottish Arts Council.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Guide To Men':


... favorite target (so was it Bombo's and Herrick's and even political Parnell had his shot at it) and her little winged arrows are often bitingly pointed ...
... face is not so often the result of brain-fag from an overworked mind as of heart-fag from overworking the emotions. Lovers look at life through rose-colored ...
... before a succession of idols of clay. Nowadays, a man's faith in women and heaven seems to disappear with his milk-teeth and to reappear again ...
... her so. [Illustration]. A MAN DOESN'T WANT A WIFE WHO PLACES HIM ON A PEDESTAL OR KEEPS HIM ON A FOOTSTOOL, BUT ONE WHO WILL TAKE HIM AS A MERE ...
... heart to a woman as though he had done something generous and noble whereas, nine times out of ten, she probably had to wrench it from him. About the ...
... his heart a stupid woman is like a cabbage which he keeps in his kitchen but a merely clever woman is like a dahlia-he knows he ought to admire ...
... is lying. Love is a matter of chance matrimony a matter of money, and divorce-a matter of course. Adam was the first man to misunderstand a ...
... of interest. It is at once the mission and the punishment of the flirt to go through life tapping the hearts of men, that they may overflow-for other ...
... what a little boy loves to eat and a grown man prefers to marry. SECOND INTERLUDE. TO find your mate-that is luck to know him when you find him-that ...
... cherish them as charming little personal characteristics.. Never refer to your own defects. A man always accepts a woman at her own valuation and ...
... considered an angel and get a black mark every time you do anything human. Love is a game at which a woman must play against stacked cards, and without ...
... marriage they merely molt for lack of exercise. All love is 99.44 per cent pure: pure imagination, pure vanity, pure curiosity, pure folly or whatever ...
... widow's chief consolation in remarrying is probably that she finds it less exhausting to sit up and wait for one man to come home evenings, than ...
... comprehend why a woman can't understand how he can be dead in love with one girl and acutely alive to the charms of a lot of others at the same time. Jealousy ...
... a clever girl lets fly the arrows of wit she should be careful to see that a man's vanity is not the bull's eye. It is difficult for a man ...
... tide of life or a brand from the burning. Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman ...
... part of man's self of which he thinks the least and brags the most. WIFE (The Inferior Fraction)-The excuse for all a man's sins, the cause of all ...
... lover, wave a gay good-by. 'Neath the storm-cloud bending, see the lily laugh. If Love's reign be ending-write his epitaph. Deck his grave with iris ...
... a man his greatest emotion is not disappointment, but astonishment that she should be so blind to her own luck. Nothing bores a man so much as for ...
... So completely forgotten as last year's girl, And so dead as a last year's passion. CURTAIN. [Illustration]. OTHER BOOKS BY HELEN ROWLAND. THE ...