JOHN BRIDGES is the senior editor for the Nashville Scene. His weekly column, “Keeping Up, ” is syndicated in independent news weeklies. A collection of his columns has been published as Keeping Up: Blue Blazers, Iced Tea, and Everything Else Worthwhile in Life.
HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO COMMON COURTESY
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 mean 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 modem 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.
Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
Subtitle: A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO COMMON COURTESY
Author: JOHN BRIDGES