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

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Harper Collins, 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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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know

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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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Amusing, warm, and informative, this etiquette guide for boys strikes all the right notes. Covers the basics, and a bit beyond. Read full review

Contents

27 Walking in Front of Other People
97
28 Responding to Invitations
100
29 Using a Napkin
104
30 Using the Correct Fork
108
31 Using a Knife and Fork
112
32 Refusing Foods You Cant Eat
115
33 Dealing with Foods You Dont Like
118
34 Ordering from a Menu
122

9 Paying a Compliment
28
10 Accepting a Compliment
31
11 Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
34
12 Listening to and Talking to Adults
37
13 Shaking Hands
41
14 Meeting People with Physical Challenges
45
15 Accepting a Gift You Dont Like
48
16 Accepting a Gift You Like
52
17 Writing a ThankYou Note
55
18 Selecting a Gift
59
19 Answering the Telephone
63
20 Taking Phone Messages
69
21 Using a Cell Phone
73
22 Winning Well
79
23 Losing Well
82
24 How to Act in Places Where You Are Bored
85
25 How to Behave in a Movie Theater
89
26 Traveling on an Airplane
93
35 How to Use Chopsticks
126
36 Opening the Door for Other People
128
37 A Gentleman Goes Online
131
38 Borrowing and Sharing
139
39 The Unzipped Zipper and Other Embarrassing Situations
143
Yours and Theirs
147
41 Taking Pride in Your Appearance
151
42 Tying Your Own Tie
155
43 Shining Your Shoes
160
44 When to Take Off Your Cap
164
45 Taking Care of Your Fingernails
167
46 Handkerchiefs and Tissues
169
47 Picking Up After Your Pet
172
48 Picking Up After Yourself
176
49 Putting Down the Toilet Seat
180
50 Personal Hygiene
183
Index
187
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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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