Anything you can do, you can do better. Two new guidebooks will help you on your way.

1) The Best Time to Do Everything, by Michael Kap­lan (Bloomsbury, $13.95), offers expert advice on topics ordinary and esoteric. Donald Trump on the best time to haggle. The Car Talk guys on the best time to repair your car. The best time to buy this book? That would be now.

2) The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, by Samantha Ettus (Clarkson Potter, $19.95), is a crib-notes guide to life, with tips from experts on life’s essential skills. Bobby Flay on barbecuing. Jim Whittaker (the first American to scale Mount Everest) on staying warm. Even Larry King on how to listen. — J.S.