10-07-2015, 07:37 AM
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I can't seem to find any write-ups or comments on his books on any of the forums, something I find odd, so I thought I'd just ask for comments, thoughts what have you from those who have read one or more. It seems he added a significant section on double edge shaving in the last edition.

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 10-07-2015, 08:27 AM
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I got and read the fifth edition when I was getting into wetshaving as a hobby. It was a great encouragement at the time, yet a few years down the line I find myself disagreeing with several of his options and statements... but then, it is after all the opinions and experiences of one man. YMMV and all that Tongue

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 10-07-2015, 08:47 AM
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I interviewed him a little while ago for our blog. He talked a bit about what's new in the latest edition.

http://www.shannonssoaps.com/blog/leisur...-book-more

I found the book very helpful as I was staring out. Of course we all learn what works best for us as we gain experience, but I think it is very good as a starting point.

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 10-07-2015, 09:08 AM
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It is a great book, but as Hans has mentioned, it is one individual's opinion regarding certain products.

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 10-07-2015, 12:16 PM
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I found it to be a great help when starting out and one of the few good books on wet shaving that is out there.  There is a series of blog posts at the Why I Wet Shave going over available shaving books.  FYI, it's my shave blog that is based on my opinion alone.

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 10-08-2015, 12:36 AM
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I haven't read a book in 5 years or a newspaper in over 10. Its just shaving and obviously, I've survived!

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 10-08-2015, 03:54 AM
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(10-08-2015, 12:36 AM)DB1 Wrote: I haven't read a book in 5 years or a newspaper in over 10. Its just shaving and obviously, I've survived!
Is that any book?
Do you want to admit that?

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 10-08-2015, 09:44 AM
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I found it a great resource when I was first starting. It's nice having all the info in one place and makes a nice gift if you have a friend who is interested in wet shaving. I'm thinking about doing that with my previous edition copy.

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 10-08-2015, 12:33 PM
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Some things need saying. Leisureguy plagiarized a wealth of posts on the sadly moribund Shave My Face forum for 'his' tome.

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 10-08-2015, 03:01 PM
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(10-08-2015, 03:54 AM)zeppelinkarte Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 12:36 AM)DB1 Wrote: I haven't read a book in 5 years or a newspaper in over 10. Its just shaving and obviously, I've survived!
Is that any book?
Do you want to admit that?
Why not, is that supposed to be a measure of something?

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 10-08-2015, 03:58 PM
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(10-08-2015, 03:01 PM)DB1 Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:54 AM)zeppelinkarte Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 12:36 AM)DB1 Wrote: I haven't read a book in 5 years or a newspaper in over 10. Its just shaving and obviously, I've survived!
Is that any book?
Do you want to admit that?
Why not, is that supposed to be a measure of something?

Before the internet books were the measure of intelligent people. They were used to gain knowledge of reality, self understanding, enlightenment, truth and develop the individual morally. In the past it was thought embarrassing to say " I don't read books".

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 10-09-2015, 05:35 PM
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(10-08-2015, 03:58 PM)PHanzo Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:01 PM)DB1 Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:54 AM)zeppelinkarte Wrote: Is that any book?
Do you want to admit that?
Why not, is that supposed to be a measure of something?

Before the internet books were the measure of intelligent people. They were used to gain knowledge of reality, self understanding, enlightenment, truth and develop the individual morally. In the past it was thought embarrassing to say " I don't read books".

Having never read a Leisureguy book or visited the site I have no comment about that.

However - - fwiw, imho, ymmv and any other reasonable disclaimer...

I stopped reading modern novels some 25 years ago when a then current and hugely poopular author cheesed me off with an absolutely ridiculous couple of paragraphs about something I won't get into here, but nevertheless, due to the obvious lack of research evident in the man's text, in knee-jerk reaction I swore off modern fiction until quite recently. That said, I did continue to read the classics, professional journals and guitar tomes.

So, I can easily understand not wanting to read modern books - most are such drivel. Give me Twain, Dickens, Doyle or Poe and I'm a happy guy. Tell me about the latest research in speech and language development and help me help my kids. Rock my world with some guitar lore and you've got my undivided attention. Most modern works of fiction? Meh.

(Forgive my pomposity. This is my 600th post and I felt it necessary to exercise my iKeypad  Wink)

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