I don’t know about you guys but I’m all Milan Fashion Week zonked out. I only featured 4 designers – Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Armani – but I’ve had pretty much all I can take of those ridiculously I’m pretty sure expensive pieces of clothings. If a fashionista like me feels drained, I could just imagine how you guys must be feeling :) .

To temporarily divert us from the Men’s Styling and Grooming which are the main focuses of SKB we should read some books :) . Thankfully, the July/August issue of Men’s Health magazine compiled 5 books to help you become a Better Man. Last April they gave us a list to help you be THE Perfect Guy. This time it’s how to be a better man. And it involves books. So here they are. I hope these reading materials could work to your advantage and make you be a better man, if not already :) .

um_michahel_erard.jpgBe Elouent :
Um..Slips, Stumbles and Verbal Blunders and What They Mean by Michael Erard.
Do you need help in delivering speeches at business conventions? If you want to be articulate and not sound like a blabbering idiot I guess this book might help. Unless you want to be remembered as the guy who once said “strategery” ;) .

gf_gerd.jpgBe Decisive :
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of The Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer
Women have always been notorious in following their instincts. Apparently, to be a better Man, you need to do the same. I guess Women are always right after all. Haha ;) .

rp_kyle.jpgBe Enterprising:
One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald
Learn how this slacker became an entrepreneur with the help of a red paperclip and that famous classified ad website Craiglist. He went from living in an apartment being paid by his girlfriend into a new house. Sounds so irritatingly easy huh?

wy_jonathan_tropper.jpgBe Witty :
How To Talk To A Widower by Jonathan Tropper
If you need those one-liners to get you a date, this book might help you out. Stop spouting out asinine pick-up lines thinking you’re the funniest guy in the room therefore the prettiest girl at the other side of the bar should dig you. Hey, if the book could help you out, why not :) .

550_ruta.jpgBe Seductive :
5 Spices, 50 Dishes by Ruta Kahate
Women love a Man who could cook. So why not learn some new dishes from this book? . That is if she likes Indian food of course. This book features authentic dishes using 5 easy to find spices namely coriander, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. Does it have to be this recipe book? I reckoned not. I’m sure any cookbook would do just fine. She Knows Best even has a few recipes under the Date Night Dish category. I really should add more to that huh? :)

Whelps, there goes your summer reading already laid out for you, like your fresh white socks . Please don’t make me find a book to tell you that the dirty ones go in the laundry bin, not the floor.

If you’re the wife or gf who stumbled upon SKB, I hope you’ve gathered some nifty reading ideas. Happy Reading!

*SOURCES : Men’s Health Magazine : Amazon