11-12-2019, 12:16 AM
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...well... not a whole book per see, but an annotated and commented version of the classic "Shaving Made Easy - What the Man Who Shaves Ought to Know".

The original is from 1905, and is still a decent read (find a copy on Wikisource, archive.org or Project Gutenberg) but for obvious reasons don't do much to cover some of the things a modern wetshaver needs to know.

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I'm looking for either encouragement or discouragement... pros and cons.

If I do go ahead, finishing it will take time since it'll be done in between everything else I have on my plate. I was thinking making it available for download, on Kindle and possible as a print on demand book.

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 11-12-2019, 04:23 AM
  • chazt
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Pro: satisfaction from updating and modernizing a “classic.”
Con: would the original author/publisher appreciate your rewrite/additions?
Con: time and attention to details - do you have it in you to undertake such a project?
Pro: you have the knowledge and source material to engage in such a task.

Bottom line, Hans; if you feel comfortable and confident to take on the task and complete it to your satisfaction, then do it.

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 11-12-2019, 05:26 AM
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Is this the same publisher of the 500 blank page manifesto: What men know about women

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 11-12-2019, 10:17 AM
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Just get it done already.  Sounds like a much better project than watching TV.  I'd buy it.

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 11-12-2019, 12:18 PM
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Do it, Hans!

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 11-13-2019, 01:11 PM
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Yeah.. I think I'll do it. If I'm not happy with the result, I can just hide it away in a corner of my hard drive Smile

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 11-13-2019, 08:11 PM
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Good luck, Hans.  Thumbsup

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 11-13-2019, 11:58 PM
  • Johnny
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Go for it.  I think it would be a good read.

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 11-17-2019, 05:26 PM
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I think that you will enjoy doing it, so I am glad that you committed to getting it done Hans!

Good luck!



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 11-19-2019, 02:29 AM
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I'll  buy one, but an autographed one please.
Better yet, I'll  give subtle hints to my wife  and she'll get it as a gift for me. Autographed of course.

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