Friday, April 28, 2006

The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice

Written by Jason Tesauro and Phineas Mollod, this witty etiquette guide is both far-ranging and practically minded. The book is written more with a sense of fun than with an eye on truly gentlemanly behavior. There is a disproportionate amount of space devoted to the proper use of the hip flask, for example, while another section offers detailed instructions on gate-crashing. Still, the book does offer startlingly good advice on how to ditch high school reunions. It’s probably not the ideal book from which to pattern your behavior, but it’s certainly an entertaining read.


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