"His tongue-in-cheek technical explanations here
will have you howling with laughter ..."-Daily Telegraph
After being given yet another pointless "man
manual" that told him fifty ways to tie a bow
tie in under thirty seconds, James May, star of the
international TV phenomenon Top Gear, was certain
guys needed a different kind of book. This book, in fact.
He reckons there are nine vital things that a true man
should be able to do. Not stuff you can download from
the Internet, but really important things, like:
HOW TO LAND AN A330 AIRBUS IN AN EMERGENCY*
HOW TO PREPARE AND EAT YOUR BEST FRIEND
HOW TO DRIVE THE PEPPERCORN CLASS A 1 4-6-2 PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE TORNADO
HOW TO DELIVER TWINS
HOW TO DEFUSE AN UNEXPLODED WORLD WAR II BOMB
The chances that you will ever meet with the
circumstances outlined here are, frankly,
very remote. But you're still better off
knowing this stuff than not knowing it.
Life is a lottery, and maybe, just maybe,
it could be you who can do this stuff.
But only if you've read this book.
*Authors Note: This guide has been prepared for use in an absolute dire, buttock-clenching emergancy. None of the advice inside has been sanctioned by Airbus, any of its associates, or anyone else really. Do not attempt to fly the A330 Airbus on a recreational basis, or use one for joyriding. The A330 is not a toy.