The Modern Gentleman, 2nd Edition

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Ten Speed Press | May 24, 2011 | 356 Pages | ISBN 9781607740193

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    Ten Speed Press | Apr 26, 2011 | 336 Pages | 5-1/8 x 7-1/8 | ISBN 9781607740063

  • Ebook$13.99

    Ten Speed Press | May 24, 2011 | 356 Pages | ISBN 9781607740193

Praise

“Peculiar, brilliant, funny, smart, and it will turn you into a cool person, like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and me.” 
—Augusten Burroughs, Entertainment Weekly

Table Of Contents

Introduction       x
 
Part One: The Gregarious Gentleman       1
Chapter One: Out & About       2
Digital Man • Artful Conversation • Jukeboxing • Flaskmanship • Elevator Etiquette • At Table • Skinny-Dipping • Comings & Goings • Family Reunions • Amen Corner
Chapter Two: Entertaining      38
Group Dynamics • Hosting • Intimate Gatherings • The Active Table • Houseguests • Charcoal Briquetiquette • Bachelor Party • Best Manning
Chapter Three: Wooing      65
Flirtation • Dates • The Open Triangle • Do-It-Yourself • Long-Distance Runaround • Exes & Ohs • Taking a Break • The Crack-Up
 
Part Two: The Inner Gentleman      95
Chapter Four: Gentlemanly Knowledge      96
Literature • Poesy • Classical Music • Jazz • Fitness • Soothsaying • Man Cycle • Fonzarelli Moves & Legerdemain
Chapter Five: Appearance & Style       126
Sartorial Savvy • Accessories • Knots & Cravats • Pyjamas • Eyewear • Hatiquette & Umbrella Policy • Tattoos • Hair, Hygiene, & Habits
Chapter Six: Domesticity       154
Domestic Policy • Vittles • Single Space • Heartifacts • Toiletiquette • Spitting, Hiccoughing, & Other Expulsions
 
Part Three: The Potent Gentleman       179
Chapter Seven: Venerable Vices: Alcohol, Tobacco, & Fireworks       180
Spirits • Beyond & Tonic • The Solitary Drink • Oenophilia • Bubbly • Working with a Hangover • The Ethic of Alcohol • Tobacco • Substances • Gaming • Golf • The Ponies
Chapter Eight: Between the Sheets       221
Romantic Recon • Prophyletiquette • XXX: Phineas’s Phavourites & Tesauro’s Titillations • The Afterglow • To the Power of 3
Chapter Nine: Trouble      239
Sticky Situations & Solutions • Conversational Gaffes • Secrets, Lies, & Confidences • Office Romance • Losing It • The Bile Barometer • The Apology
 
Part Four: The Wayfaring Gentleman      263
Chapter Ten: Travel            264
Motoring • Sleeper Trains • Theorem de Valise • Guest Decorum
 
Part Five: The Ceremonial Gentleman       283
Chapter Eleven: Public Relations      284
Politics of Friends • Social System • Correspondence • Flora • Gifting • Handy Gifting Guide
Chapter Twelve: Beyond Bachelorhood      303
The Fourth Decade • The Rock • Proposals • Vows • The Good Husband
 
Afterword       314
Bibliography       316
About the Authors       319
Index      320

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