A Gentleman Raises His Glass: A Concise, Contemporary Guide to the Noble Tradition of the Toast

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 15, 2003 - Reference - 128 pages
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A Gentleman Raises His Glass teaches how to prepare a toast for virtually any occasion - be it a wedding, a celebratory dinner, or any social celebration where a tribute would be welcome. It is a book that is concise, affordable, and attractively packaged.

A Gentleman Raises His Glass also tells the history of the toast, gives examples of the wrong thing to say, and contains more than 50 aphorisms on toasting:

  • A gentleman knows that, unless he is seated in a crowded, public restaurant, he must stand to deliver a toast.
  • When a gentleman makes a toast, he makes it directly to his guest of honor, not to the table at large.
  • A gentleman knows that a toast, even at a bachelor's dinner, is still intended to be a tribute-not an embarrassment.

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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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