50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Upated: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 2, 2012 - Reference - 208 pages
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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man’s guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy. He knows how to shake hands. He knows how to be a good sport. He knows how to give a genuine compliment and how to speak his mind without being offensive. His friends listen to what he has to say, and he returns the favor. He knows how to achieve the perfect knot in a necktie, and more important, he knows when he should be wearing a tie in the first place. Oh, and his favorite ball cap? He knows when to wear it and when to leave it at home on his dresser. Becoming a gentleman doesn’t happen in an instant; it’s a lifelong exercise in refining etiquette, social interaction, and personal discipline. It all begins here.

 

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Bridges and Curtis (coauthors,A Gentleman Entertains ) have compiled this compact etiquette guide to help young men feel comfortable in any situation and master the skills that will gain them ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Saying Please
1
2 Saying Thank You
5
3 Saying Excuse Me
10
4 Making an Apology
14
5 Accepting an Apology
18
6 Introducing Your Friends to Your Parents
22
7 Saying Maam and Sir
26
8 Asking Permission
29
27 Walking in Front of Other People
115
28 Responding to Invitations
118
29 Using a Napkin
122
30 Using the Correct Fork
127
31 Using a Knife and Fork
132
32 Refusing Foods You Cant Eat
135
33 Dealing With Foods You Dont Like
139
34 Ordering from a Menu
144

9 Paying a Compliment
33
10 Accepting a Compliment
36
11 Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
40
12 Listening to and Talking to Adults
44
13 Shaking Hands
48
14 Meeting People with Physical Challenges
53
15 Accepting a Gift You Dont Like
56
16 Accepting a Gift You Like
60
17 Writing a ThankYou Note
63
18 Selecting a Gift
69
19 Answering the Telephone
74
20 Taking Phone Messages
81
21 Using a Cell Phone
86
22 Winning Well
93
23 Losing Well
97
24 How to Act in Places Where You Are Bored
100
25 How to Behave in a Movie Theater
105
26 Traveling on an Airplane
110
35 How to Use Chopsticks
148
36 Putting Down the Toilet Seat
150
37 Opening the Door for Other People
153
38 Picking Up After Your Pet
157
39 A Gentleman and His Computer
162
40 Borrowing and Sharing
167
41 The Unzipped Zipper and Other Embarrassing Situations
172
Yours and Theirs
176
43 Taking Pride in Your Appearance
180
44 Tying Your Own Tie
185
45 Shining Your Shoes
190
46 When to Take Off Your Cap
195
47 Taking Care of Your Fingernails
198
48 Handkerchiefs and Tissues
201
49 Picking Up After Yourself
204
50 Personal Hygiene
208
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About the author (2012)

John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times.

Bryan Curtis is an author and the president of Dance Floor Books. He is the author/coauthor and editor of more than 25 books, including My South, My Southern Food, Classic Wisdom for the Good Life, Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life, and the popular GentleManners series.

 

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