As a Gentleman Would Say: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkward) Situations

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 10, 2012 - Reference - 192 pages
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On any given day, a man is faced with situations that demand a response. He runs into a friend who was recently fired . . . His date can't seem to pry herself away from a texting conversation during dinner . . . Someone at his gym routinely monopolizes the equipment . . . He finds himself in a nearly unintelligible conversation with a client who has a thick foreign accent. In each of these scenarios, there are distinct responses that can determine the outcome--for better or worse.

Knowing what to say is essential, because regardless of how many doors he opens or how often he remembers to bring a bottle of wine for the hostess, a gentleman's reputation is often established on his ability to communicate. In this updated version of As a Gentleman Would Say, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis offer simple reminders and new ideas for any man who is eager to navigate the obstacle course of his own words.

 

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Contents

53 Things Every WellSpoken Gentleman Knows
1
Around Town
13
Friends and Lovers
31
Wining and Dining
43
On the Job
49
Affairs of the Heart
67
At a Dinner Party
73
At a Cocktail Party
83
The Host with the Most
97
Private Lives
115
Giving Lending Borrowing and Sharing
127
In Times of Sadness
137
Awkwardness Extraordinaire
149
When Good Guys Go Bad
169
Index
177
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John Bridges, author ofnbsp; 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 thenbsp; Today Show , the Discovery Channel, andnbsp; CBS Sunday Morning , and has been profiled innbsp; People nbsp;magazine and thenbsp; New York Times .

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

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