How to Live Like a Gentleman: Lessons in Life, Manners, and Style

How to Live Like a Gentleman: Lessons in Life, Manners, and Style

by Sam Martin

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• tipping

• tying a bow tie

• small talk

• fashion do's and don'ts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762790302
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sam Martin is the best-selling author of How to Mow the Lawn and How to Keep House. He has traveled widely and worked as a tree planter in Canada and as a senior editor at This Old House magazine. Sam is a modern gentleman. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Denise, and two sons, Ford and Wren.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Manners matter

Chapter one: Stepping Out

Cell phones

Call waiting



Chapter two: Hygiene, Grooming, and Dress

Chapter three: Eating and Drinking

Elbows on or off the table

How to use a napkin

Eating and talking, do they mix?

Must you wait until everyone is serves or let your food get cold?

How to order in a restaurant

Sending food back

Which fork?

Glassware – stem or bulb, where to hold?

Food masterclass: Sushi, soup, spaghetti

Tasting wine

How to send it back if it is vinegary

So you’re throwing a party – what now?

Supplies to keep around – food, drink, glassware, dishes, cookware

How to receive an invitation

What to take – great gift ideas for all occasions and people of all ages

Invited to dinner – how to be the perfect dinner guest

Being a great party guest

Chapter four: The Fairer Sex

Chapter five: Men at Work

Chapter six: Gentleman at Large

The bachelor party

Best Man etiquette

Good sportsmanship

How to watch sports well with others

Gym etiquette and more


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How to Live like a Gentleman: Lessons in Life, Manners, and Style 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RatPackFan More than 1 year ago
If you have been trying to improve in many respects, this book will get you started. It does not do a Felix Unger type of manner, (and if you watch the Odd Couple you know what I mean by this) but gives a man a good glance at how he should act in all situations and how to present themselves without too much fuss or mess. The part on interacting with women is good, the part on dressing right is good as well (Although trying to learn to tie a bow tie from the diagram is neigh to impossible!). A good short read for all men and the best part is it is down to earth.
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Georgia-Mom More than 1 year ago
Gave this little blue book, along with some cash, for a graduation gift. I read a few chapters before wrapping the little book and was very impressed. Starting with the importance of a handshake, this guide covers the topics once taught in etiquette class in the 1950's I would imagine. Good manners and being comfortable in social situations develop confidence. This guide is a quick read that will certainly help any young man.  
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