The Modern Gentleman by Phineas Mollod
A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice

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THE MODERN GENTLEMAN is a visually stimulating, rib-tickling, thought-provoking sourcebook of manners and mischief for the 21st-century male. The book offers a panoramic snapshot of the gentleman: witty and poignant, traditional but spontaneous, flirtatious yet courting. Discussions range from the classic (Motoring, Oenophilia) and serious (Secrets & Lies, The Good Husband), to the racy (Kink & Fetish, To the Power of 3) and silly (Bumper Stickers, Fonzarelli Moves & Legerdemain ). And since it is inevitable that a gentleman will dabble in the friskier areas of excess, trouble, and chance, the book's naughty nucleus, “The Potent Gentleman,” explores leisure and dalliance, from alcohol and snuff to recreational botanicals and sex.All men aspire to be perpetually dapper, fluent in three languages, and hit 300-yard drives off the blue tees, not to mention quote poetry by the stanza and win a back-alley scrap. However, there is a dashing plateau more desirable than Hollywood perfection, a level of gallantry that makes one stand out, even in the elevator. So knot up your ascot, pour a glass of sherry, and crack open the MODERN GENTLEMAN: your Man Cycle is peaking.

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JASON TESAURO is a wine-and-spirits consultant and performance poet. As cofounder (with Phineas) of the Rhubarb Manor Croquet Club, he placed second in the first annual Memorial Day Croquet Soir?©e and recently betrothed the Fair Elizabeth, who finished first. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.PHINEAS MOLLOD received his law degree from Vanderbilt and is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Circle. He lives in New York City.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published August 27, 2002 by Ten Speed Press. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Men's Health columnists Mollod and Tesauro want to raise the word ""lover"" to a broad respectability that connotes all the steps of the male-female relationship, from courtship through marriage and even fatherhood.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, How to Live You're a pretty slick guy who always says ""please"" and ""thank you."" But do you possess gentlemanly knowledge, such as the correct way to drink Armagnac, or how to make interesting conversation in elevators?

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