"A masterpiece."

 – Tim Leatherman, Creator, Co-Founder, and Owner, Leatherman Tool Group

The Official Old's Cool Education II is a wicked literate winner.

The Official Old's Cool Education II  was inspired by our messing about in boats and vintage automobiles, humping over field and stream–trout, hounds and hares at bay, and the corn-stubble cold and a beautiful blue sky flocked with sunshine.

This priceless and timeless three-handbook set (Logbook, Field Book, and Road Book) is our attempt at a classic guide to the really important things in life, and is filled with practical, old-school basics, some hero worship, and the art and science of living well. Wanderlusting far afield, crossing blue-deep oceans and winding your way around highways is the best present for all the mad motorheads, old salts and serious outdoorsmen in your life.

Also, a terrific way to celebrate dads and grads. Any brainiac's birthday. Your fabulous Valentine's lover. A special hands-on mom. Your own love of nature.

What are you waiting for, Christmas?

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Three ludic and lovely calls to adventure.

Life is certainly scary sometimes, but wonderful and dangerous adventure's all around, kids, for the taking, as easy as kiss my lips. Loft, build, and sail a small boat with your own hands, and wits, around the lake or the worlds of possibilities if you want. Climb an unmoved mountain, navigate by the stars, spool out an impromptu road trip into a neighboring state, a neighboring state of mind, a path untravelled. Discover Orion and co-mingle minds with the universe of your own imagination. There are billions of galaxies to explore out there–in here too.

Tarpaulin, bears, and home-made soap show up. Tools and men and leathermen. Stars are pondered upon. Winter trees and walls are covered with Robert Frost's poetry. Even the America's Cup makes a cameo, in Harlem of all places.

See for yourself:

Don't believe us.

Mike Lerario, author of Leadership in Balance, retired army special forces officer and West Point grad from Fayetteville, North Carolina had some great things to say about The Official Old's Cool Education II.

We can't imagine a better gift than enlightenment and wisdom, in the palm of your hand! The Official Old's Cool Education II is boredom's annulment.
              

Proudly Made in the USA.

Here's the original...

The Official Old's Cool Education I is 100% quarantine-proof.

The Official Old's Cool Education I (each set includes a Handbook, Black Book, and Read Book) was the original and fun foisting of the myriad, meandering, amusing treasures of our Miltonic mind onto a wary public, and delightfully, has already sold out two print editions.

Part diary, part how-to, this is a record of our own naive and quixotic adventure into discovering and uncovering the really important things in life, at least to us, here, now, but with a broadened universal view, a timelier and applicable perspective. We targeted all the other the smart alecks and know-it-alls out there, and filled the volumes with all the practical, old-school basics, hardcore history and hero worship, and the arts and sciences of living well we could think of. Wit, too, often.

Challenge yourself!

Are you as clever as an 11-year old? Let's see: What are the two main ingredients of steel? Who is the only U.S. President whose first language wasn't English? What was Sleeping Beauty's real name? We'll take you fishing with Einstein, climb Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Pyramids together, and play a Latin word matching game. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi and all that, but we're sure our whispered words of wisdom will live on forever!

And last but not least...


The Official Old's Cool Education III is a perfect-whirled gift.

This priceless and timeless three-handbook set (Cookbook, Playbook, and Whirled Book) is our latest (and greatest) attempt at a classic guide to the really important things in life, and is filled with practical, old-school basics, some hero worship, and the art and science of living well. Knowledge, wisdom, and wit that's applicable and useful in the real-world, and that will make you into a sort of modern-day renaissance man is the best gifts you could ever give anyone.

Tailor made for chefs, athletes and sports-lovers, and philosophers. A terrific way to celebrate food, fun and games. As well as the meaning and purpose of life, the universe, and everything.

Let's play ball.

Jam-packed with Recipes, How to "Play the Game," and Mental Musings and Amusings.

The Cookbook'll inspire you to raid the pantry and Frankenstein some homemade créme de corps together; chicken fry a kangaroo; become the "Egyptian" at a restaurant. The Play Book has step-by-step guides and timeless advice on the best and suavest and surest way to "play the game." Cricket, darts, crew, and plenty of puzzles and trivia. Life is certainly scary sometimes, but wonderful and dangerous adventure's all around, kids, for the taking, as easy as kiss my hand. The Whirled Book features longer-form monographs discussing and dissecting the Plato's Cave-like reality we're living in.

Game on!