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Written by John Bridges, the book How to Be a Gentleman: A Time Guide to Timeless Manners is actually the revised and updated edition of the best selling How to Be a Gentleman. The manual offers practical advice on being a gentleman in the twenty-first century. With aptly named chapters such as “A Gentleman Gets Dressed”, “A Gentleman Goes to the Office” or my personal favorite, “A Gentleman Says the Right Thing” this book is charmingly insightful.
In my opinion, this book is more of a socialization guide than anything else. It can be considered a more comprehensive explanation as to why certain manners have become custom among “gentleman.”
Its modernity in dealing with everyday issues that were once considered popular, such as cigarette smoking in public, is refreshingly honest and thoughtful. Definitely, this is a read all gentlemen should carry around with them.
Check out John Bridges' website to learn more to purchase How to Be a Gentleman and Bridges' other how-to guides.