By Curt Feldman
Updated February 16, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

Tired of being humiliated at ticktacktoe? Think your shave just isn’t good enough? If you accept the premise that even trimming your whiskers could bring out your primal, competitive nature, then this is for you. Dan Bensimhon, a Men’s Journal contributing editor, has assembled about 70 mostly useful pep talks on mostly everyday activities. Giorgio Armani on buying a suit; Peter Lynch on playing the stock market. This is good, very good. But some of the other advice in How to Win at Everything really makes you wonder, such as strategies for winning eating contests (”Don’t chew”) or for chugging beer (”The warmer the beer, the faster it will go down”). It’s a winning idea, at least.