50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know: What to Do, When to Do It, & Why

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 3, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
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With sales of more than 750,000 copies, the books in the GentleManners series have become the most popular gift etiquette books on the market today. This latest book in the series was written especially for boys ages 8-14, to teach them the basic skills every young man should have and every young man's mother and grandmother want him to have. Among the topics covered in this book are how to shake hands, how to make an introduction, what to do when you sneeze or cough, and how to use a napkin. It is written in a style that will appeal to young men of that age.
 

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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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horribly stupid book and this is from a lady

Contents

1 Saying Please
1
2 Saying Thank You
4
3 Saying Excuse Me
8
4 Making an Apology
11
5 Accepting an Apology
15
6 Introducing Your Friends to Your Parents
18
7 Saying Maam and Sir
22
8 Asking Permission
25
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 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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