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How to Be a Gentleman: A Timely Guide To Timeless Matters

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The Best Rules and Ideas on how to be a Better Man

In a world of cellular phones, express lanes, business lunches, and political correctness, being a gentleman seems to be more and more complicated. Gentlemanly behavior, says John Bridges, is not about do's and don'ts, but about common sense and courtesy. A gentleman does not use his cellular phone during a concert, nor does he borrow more money than he can afford to pay back. He always puts the toilet seat down. He asks for directions when he is lost, and he knows how to order a bottle of wine.

How to Be a Gentleman is a book for men that combines Emily Post and Miss Manners without being snobbish, boring, or intimidating. Good manners means thinking of others, being there when you are needed, and getting out of the way the rest of the time.


This book makes it easy to be a gentleman. 


A true gentleman is comfortable with traditional etiquette, and guidelines on the traditional are included here as are more modern points of etiquette such as how to respond to voice mail and answering machine messages and how to deal with E-mail in a courteous manner. How to Be a Gentleman is an indispensable guide for men of all ages who aspire to become gentlemen.

About the author 

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.

  • Intoduction: The Fundamental Things Apply: 10 Eternal Truths of the Gentlemanly Life
  • Chapter One: A Gentleman Experiences Real Life
  • Chapter Two: A Gentleman Gets Dressed
  • Chapter Three: A Gentleman Goes to Dinner
  • Chapter Four: A Gentleman Says the Right Thing
  • Chapter Five: A Gentleman Gives a Party
  • Chapter Six: A Gentleman Goes to a Party
  • Chapter Seven: A Gentleman and His Friends
  • Chapter Eight: A Gentleman Goes to the Office
  • Chapter Nine: A Gentleman Gets Equipped
  • Chapter Ten: Extreme Etiquette



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John Bridges 

March 1, 2012