Jeffrey Crandle is now a man! So, how can he help you? Well, Jeffrey’s Dad reads books about how to get rich. Jeffrey’s Mom reads a lot of books with shirtless, long-haired men on the cover, but she sometimes reads books about how to cook better too. Even Jeffrey’s sister is in on the self-help book craze believe it or not. Although it isn’t going to help, his sister Kate reads books about how to look prettier and how to make boys like her. (Yeah, right!)
But there isn’t one book out there on how to become the man Jeffrey Crandle is now. For him, it was hard work. The way he sees it, his bumps and bruises are your express ticket to manhood. So, for all you boys out there, this is The Manhood Manual – A Comic Adventure, the one and only super self-help handbook about getting to where Jeffrey is today – a successful, well-adjusted, good looking thirteen year-old MAN!
This book is full of great stories and better lessons on how to become a man. Don’t pass up this chance to learn from Jeffrey’s adventures into manhood. If you’re ready to become a man, get your copy of The Manhood Manual today!
Born in Norwich, CT and raised in Green Bay, WI, I am a Partner in the law firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. in Milwaukee, WI. I focus my practice on catastrophic injury defense and the defense of employment-related claims in the transportation industry. When I’m not working, I’m busy trying to leave some sort of enduring impression on my two kids. When that isn’t working, I enjoy writing and drawing. In the time left over, I’m an avid cyclist and swimmer.
The Manhood Manual – A Comic Adventure, is a promise kept to a good friend to do something a bit more meaningful in life with time that he was not blessed with having here. I’m a strong believer that to truly grow, we need to make as many mistakes as possible. The Manhood Manual is the story of Jeffrey R. Crandle, a fictional character who thinks he is “a successful, well-adjusted, good looking thirteen-year-old man”. In the book, Jeffrey shares his thoughts on how to become a man. The book is a series of goofy stories about “cool ideas” for any boy: fishing, figuring out how things work, negotiating for more allowance, clever ways to co-exist with a brother or sister, finding a hobby, keeping a sense of humor, and even sneaking one (or two) past your parents. Each story comes with both a “big mistake” and, equally important, a “lesson learned”. The message, however, is much larger.
The journey to manhood has always been an interesting one for boys. “The wise and witty journalist G. K. Chesterton said it this way: “Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.”” As I preach to my kids in one way or another every day, life does not need to be perfect to be wonderful. We must make mistakes to truly enjoy the journey.