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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know (Revised and Expanded)
50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man's guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy. He knows how to shake hands. He knows how to be a good sport. He knows how to give a genuine compliment and how to speak his mind without being offensive. His friends listen to what he has to say, and he returns the favor. He knows how to achieve the perfect knot in a necktie, and more important, he knows when he should be wearing a tie in the first place. Oh, and his favorite ball cap? He knows when to wear it and when to leave it at home on his dresser. Becoming a gentleman doesn't happen in an instant; it's a lifelong exercise in refining etiquette, social interaction, and personal discipline. It all begins here.
Emily Post's Etiquette: Manners For Today (19th Edition)
Completely revised and updated with a focus on civility and inclusion, the 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette is the most trusted resource for navigating life’s every situation.From social networking to social graces, Emily Post is the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the fully revised and updated 19th edition of Etiquette. Authored by etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning—Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren—this edition tackles classic etiquette and manners advice with an eye toward diversity and the contemporary sensibility that etiquette is defined by consideration, respect, and honesty.As our personal and professional networks grow, our lives become more intertwined. This 19th edition offers insight and wisdom with a fresh approach that directly reflects today’s social landscape. Emily Post’s Etiquette incorporates an even broader spectrum of issues while still addressing the traditions that Americans appreciate.
The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
Man Up!While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous.Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential.This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to:• Shave like your grandpa• Be a perfect houseguest• Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu• Help a friend with a problem• Give a man hug• Perform a fireman's carry• Ask for a woman's hand in marriage• Raise resilient kids• Predict the weather like a frontiersman• Start a fire without matches• Give a dynamic speech• Live a well-balanced lifeSo jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
Reclaim the lost art of manlinessWhen life tests a man's mettle, he needs the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the courage to start it, the skill to complete it, and the style to look sharp along the way.In dozens of hands-on visual guides to subjects ranging from chivalry to survival, The Illustrated Art of Manliness delivers the timeless know-how every man needs to succeed.
How to Be a Gentleman
Being a gentleman isn't just being a nice guy, or a considerate guy, or the type of guy someone might take home to meet their mother. A gentleman realizes that he has the unique opportunity to distinguish himself from the rest of the crowd. He knows when an email is appropriate, and when nothing less than a handwritten note will do. He knows how to dress on the golf course, in church, and at a party. He knows how to breeze through an airport without the slightest fumble of his carry-on or boarding pass. And those conversational icebreakers - "Where do I know you from?" A gentleman knows better. Gentlemanliness is all in the details, and John Bridges is reclaiming the idea that men - gentlemen - can be extraordinary in every facet of their lives.
Essential Manners for Men
In Essential Manners for Men, etiquette expert Peter Post tackles the issues of real concern for today's man, enabling him to make the right decisions about what to do and say in every situation that counts, whether in daily life, social life, or on the job. Sharp, savvy, and sensible - filled with accessible sidebars, tips, and stories from the author's own experiences - this classic New York Times bestselling handbook has been updated to reflect the realities of our modern times with all new material, including: Social media: social networking, gaming, and the world of online dating Communication in person: greetings, handshakes, and how to make the all-important good first impression Communication on-the-go: texting, e-mailing, and using smart phones Life changes: dealing with bumps in the road, from divorce to layoffs Weddings: the man's role, from groom to best man to usher, and the changing nature of the bachelor party Entertaining, dining, tipping Also: Sportsmanship; Parenting; Sharing living space with a roommate, spouse, or significant other; Navigating the business dinner; Throwing a great party or being a perfect guest . . . and much more.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad - #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty - comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout. Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party. Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding. Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.
The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy’s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible. Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the Deans are now offering this book so happier living can be within everyone’s grasp, not just the select few.
Modern Etiquette for a Better Life: Master All Social and Business Exchanges
The Easy and Smart Way to Mind Your Manners in the Boardroom and BeyondDiane Gottsman is here to make minding your manners more practical, relatable and modern. In today’s busy world, there are too many instances when proper social behavior can go awry, holding us back or making us nervous. Knowing what to say, wear and how to conduct ourselves not only opens many doors, but also puts us at ease and brings out the best in us.Without being rigid or stuffy, Diane’s simple and easy tips show readers how to feel comfortable in any situation and how to elegantly become their best, most confident selves. Readers will no longer worry about what to wear to work; how to shake hands with a higher-level executive; how to travel with the boss and deal with office cliques; how to conduct oneself on social media and the do’s and don’ts of everything in between, from table manners to baby showers.
Mother of the Bride Book (The Everything, 4th Edition)
She's met "the one" and set the date - now she needs your help to plan the big event! The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 4th Edition is completely updated and revised with the latest information you need to get your daughter down the aisle in style. Wedding planner Katie Martin explains everything you'll need to know, including:• Planning showers and engagement parties• Meeting the future in-laws• Navigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family members• Picking out the perfect dress• Knowing when to speak up - and when to keep quiet!Complete with new sections on social media etiquette, this practical guide covers everything you'll need to make sure your daughter has the perfect - and stress-free - day of her dreams.
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Forni, P. M.
Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others.
The Forks Over Knives Plan
The trailblazing film Forks Over Knives helped spark a medical and nutritional revolution. Backed by scientific research, the film's doctors and expert researchers made a radical but convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented and often reversed by leaving meat, dairy, and highly refined foods off the plate, and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead...and people listened. Now, for the first time, The Forks Over Knives Plan shows you how to put this life-saving (and delicious) diet into practice in your own life. This easy-to-follow, meal-by-meal makeover is the approach Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman (featured in the documentary) use every day in their nutritional health practice - a clear, simple plan that focuses on hearty comfort foods and does not involve portion control or worrying about obtaining single nutrients like protein and calcium. Week 1 - you'll begin with breakfast and learn how to stock your refrigerator to help support this new way of eating. Week 2 - you'll move on to lunch and learn the basics of meal planning to keep yourself on track. Week 3 - you'll reimagine dinner and find out how to combat cravings. Week 4 - you'll master all the tricks and tips you'll need for the long haul, including how to eat on the go and how to snack healthily. You'll also get 100 simple, tasty recipes to keep you on the right track, beautiful photographs, and advice throughout the book from people just like you. Find out why physicians, athletes, fitness professionals, and others all over the world are overhauling what they eat - and feeling better than even before. Whether you're already a convert and just want a dietary reboot, or you're trying a plant-based diet for the first time, The Forks Over Knives Plan makes it easier than ever to transition to this healthiest way of eating...and to maintain it for life.
In this relaxed, witty guide, Kate Spade provides creative and practical suggestions for every aspect of planning, throwing, and enjoying the perfect event. Divided into three sections - The Mise-en-Scene, Tried'N True Party Standards, and An Alphabet of Special Events - Occasions covers all the basics as well as details that can turn a regular get-together into a special event. From setting the scene to music selection, linens to lighting, guest rooms to hostess gifts, Kate's unique blend of imagination and stylish propriety make Occasions the perfect guide to innovative, easy-going entertaining.
The Art of the Handwritten Note
Some say that the handwritten note is becoming a lost art, but booming sales of fine stationery and high-end writing instruments don't seem to support that theory. If anything, the personal letter has become more special and revered in an age when even greeting cards are sent electronically. For those who cherish the art of handwritten correspondence, or those who value it but find themselves intimidated by it, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Rather than just present readers with generic lines to be incorporated into their own notes, The Art of the Handwritten Note also features a selection of moving samples from letters written throughout history. Love, condolence, gratitude, congratulations - for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer.
Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother
An authoritative and witty guide to modern table manners for all occasions by one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateursWhen can you photograph your food? What do you do when you’re running late? What can you eat with your hands? Are you the guest who runs late and texts real-time updates? The diner with allergies or the host trying to accommodate them? The social media addict who can’t put your phone down at the restaurant? Whether your manners are a disaster or you simply need some fine-tuning, here is an authoritative and witty guide to table manners for everyone and every occasion.
How to Raise a Gentleman (Revised and Expanded)
Somewhere amid the tangle of video game controllers and muddy sneakers, there's a nice boy. And somewhere within that nice boy is a gentleman just waiting to emerge. For at least eighteen years, you'll have the pleasure of coaxing him out, little by little. You'll make sure he knows how to act at a formal dinner, and you'll explain to him that answering a telephone should never involve the words "yeah" or "hang on." And eventually, you'll be confident that he can react maturely when his team loses in overtime or when he meets a girl he likes. He'll know which fork to use, how to dress on an airplane, and when it's appropriate to speak up for himself and others. Let Kay West guide you through his transformation from boy to gentleman, and watch his young life flourish.
Wedding Etiquette Book (The Everything, 3rd Edition)
Your essential guide to the modern wedding!Is it acceptable to invite my boss to my wedding? Can I tell my guests not to post pictures of my wedding online before I can? How do I ask my in-laws to help with wedding costs? How long do I have to write thank-you notes?Every bride has her own etiquette dilemma, from dealing with unhappy stepfamilies to a guest who posts a picture of the invitation on Facebook, advertising the wedding date and site to hundreds of nonguests. While some etiquette rules stay the same (bringing an uninvited guest is still rude), the ever-changing modern world has brought on a new slew of challenges. Luckily, The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book, 4th Edition has the advice you need to conquer any etiquette predicament.From satisfying future in-laws to controlling your event's online presence, you'll learn how to handle every situation with grace and ease. Organized to guide you through the wedding-planning process as it happens, this little book has all the answers you need right when you need them. It's your one source for planning a perfect, stress-free wedding.
The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way
"If you do it right, being a grown-up is just like being a kid . . . but without people telling you off." No one learns "etiquette" anymore (except by embarrassing trial and error). But manners are more than a dusty tradition: Done right, they make life easier--for everyone! That's why Sandi Toksvig highlights decency rather than convention in this entertaining guide, with: Spot-On Advice: "Remember--you don't have to answer the phone, so don't do it if you don't have time to be polite." Fascinating Trivia: "It is very rude to clear the plate of someone who hasn't finished. In fact, the Romans believed doing so would bring about the diner's sudden death." And Her Characteristic Wit: "Focusing on the people you share a meal with is both a pleasure and a necessity. Get to know your family members; you might even like them." Be the most decently behaved person in the room, and the most interesting: Master The Tricky Art of Co-Existing!
Emily Post's Etiquette- Manners For a New World
The most trusted name in etiquette returns to tackle the latest issues of the 21st century--from texting and tweeting to iPhones and Facebook--in this completely updated and gorgeously packaged edition.
GQ How to Win at Life: The Expert Guide to Excelling at Everything You Do
From the magazine synonymous with looking sharp and living smart comes the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man.Based on interviews with the world's foremost authorities, illustrated step-by-step guides shows you how to win at fashion, sports, food & drink, work, romance, travel and the unexpected.Featuring master classes from Richard Branson, Dynamo, Jamie Oliver, Tracey Emin, Alastair Campbell, Tom Daley, William Hague, Jorja Smith, Andy McNab, and many more.
Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
A gorgeous table begins with beautiful napkin folds. Knowing how to execute a perfect napkin fold is not a skill everyone has, but it's one you can easily and quickly teach yourself. Napkin folds bring a touch of elegance, whimsy or retro style to your table. And napkin folds take your table setting to the next level with no added expense -- you're just learning dozens of clever new ways to present something you already have. The 100 folds are divided into easy, intermediate and advanced sections, so you'll know which ones to start with and how to work your way up. Simpler is often better and often the most formal folds, in fact, tend to be relatively easy. And when you're using napkins with an elaborate pattern or design, a simple fold may show it off the best. The hundreds of step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions and wide array of ideas will make every event memorable -- whether it's a child's birthday party or a sophisticated dinner party for grownups. And the concealed wirobound hardcover format with its user-friendly approach makes following instructions a breeze. Like a handwritten thank-you note, napkins folds might be less common than they once were, but they're always noticed, always appreciated and always in style.
Men and Manners: Essays, Advice and Considerations
Today's man may know how to dress with style, but does he know how to behave? Though the rules of civility have changed along with the world, this book makes the case for manners. Men and Manners doesn't tell you which fork to use or how to tie a bow tie. But it is going to remind you of basic, respectful rules you may have forgotten or have chosen to ignore. Comprised of short essays, shorter interviews, and lists of guidelines for men of all ages, this book provides an honest, playful, and humorous look at the conflicted state of manners today. Subjects that may fluster today's man, like tipping, toasting, texting, grooming, dating, office behavior, and home decor, are explored with the trademark combination of dry wit and self-deprecating attitude that has made David Coggins one of today's most well-respected men's style writers.With humorous illustrations and contributions from some of today's male style icons, Men and Manners makes the case for being the man who offers the best seat to his companion, who knows when to pick up the tab, and who remembers to do what's right even if it isn't always rewarded.
I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style
Finding your personal style is about discovering yourself . . . about embracing your creativity and the freedom to choose elements from throughout the fashion universe. In I Love Your Style, fashion muse Amanda Brooks uses hundreds of candid images to introduce readers to a dazzling array of style options . . . from the classic to the eclectic, from the icons of yesterday to the innovators of today and tomorrow.
A world authority on the art of travel, Charles MacPherson has planned itineraries for celebrities and business leaders, and trained the staff of some of the world's leading hotels. In this easy-to-follow guide, you will find his tips on how to: * Plan Your Trip: choose luggage and accommodations, master wrinkle-free packing, secure an upgrade and manage your schedule.* Travel in Style: for business or pleasure; by plane, train, cruise ship, coach, yacht, car or even private jet.* Make the Most of Your Stay: get help from the concierge (every hotel's best-kept secret) and navigate international dining etiquette and tipping culture. And much more! Slip this compact book into your carry-on luggage for a trusted companion wherever your travels may take you.
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