I stumbled across artofmanliness.com several months ago and was thrown back by the site. It is fun to read and has very good advice and articles on many topics that men encounter throughout their lives. I love the blog so much that I subscribed to it on my kindle, downloaded the book onto it, and bought the hard copy versions in this boxed set.
Quality: This boxed set includes Brett and Kate's two books and six drink coasters. The books are made from quality materials and the covers are very thick and sturdy. The coasters are sturdy, made from a cardboard material, that I can see lasting a good several years. The cigar box that the books and coasters come in is fairly sturdy, again made from a cardboard material, that will last a long time with care. Overall no complaints about the quality of the product, especially at the low price.
Content: The first book The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man has a lot of good advice for each aspect of a man: Gentleman, Friend, Hero, Lover, Father, Outdoorsman, Leader, and Virtuous Man. They include many How-To's and useful information for every man. The second book The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues includes advice on living the seven manly virtues: Manliness, Courage, Industry, Resolution, Self-Reliance, Discipline, and Honor. Each chapter includes quotes, poems, or essays that feed the mind and offer great insights. Both books are filled with wonderful illustrations that engage the reader. Finally, the coasters have manly quotes on them from people like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Benjamin Franklin.
Overall, I am thrilled with this purchase. Definitely worth the money, and I look forward to more wisdom from Brett and Kate McKay over at the artofmanliness.com