• tying a bow tie
• small talk
• fashion do's and don'ts
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|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 ContentsIntroduction: Manners matter
Chapter one: Stepping Out
BeepersChapter two: Hygiene, Grooming, and DressChapter 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
Glassware – stem or bulb, where to hold?
Food masterclass: Sushi, soup, spaghetti
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 guestChapter four: The Fairer SexChapter five: Men at WorkChapter six: Gentleman at Large
The bachelor party
Best Man etiquette
How to watch sports well with others
Gym etiquette and moreConclusion
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.