I think that's the best review I've read so far because it captures exactly how i feel about the book. As I see it, some of the tips in the book are useful but the book is kind of hyperbolic. You're not going to be ruined by wearing a buttondown shirt with a double breasted jacket, but it's kind of funny and entertaining the way Manton presents it (e.g., I always think to myself of a guy that shows up to work everyday in a patterned suit because he has no solid suits and one day his boss says to him "Damn you Smith for your patterned suits, you're fired and you will never work in this town again". Then Smith loses his job, can't find another one, he defaults on his mortgage and the bank forecloses, his wife leaves him, he becomes homeless, the neighbors scorn him, his family disowns him and he ends up living under a bridge and begging for money from tourists so that he can buy his next hit of crack cocaine). Of course it would never happen, but it's kind of funny and entertaining to make up little scenarios like that.