Toasts & Tributes Revised & updated by John Bridges
A Gentleman's Guide to Personal Correspondence and the Noble Tradition of the Toast (Gentlemanners)

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Perhaps he’s been asked to say a few words at his collegeroommate’s engagement party. Maybe he’s at a family cookout, toasting hissister’s recent law school graduation. Have his parents reached a milestoneanniversary that deserves a son’s perspective? Is his professional mentorretiring after decades as a leader in his field?  Throughout his adult life, a man encountersthose occasions that depend on his ability to distill the emotions of themoment into a toast, a letter, or perhaps just a few words of gratitude.

John Bridges and Bryan Curtis call on their trademark wit toillustrate the skill of meaningful expression and show how to avoid those clichés,awkward jokes, and rambling speeches that threaten to derail the mood of anyoccasion. Learn how to keep your “just a few words” as succinct as possible, whichrare occasions are suitable for an e-mail, and the proper way to give a toast everyonewill remember.


About John Bridges

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John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times. Bryan Curtis is an author and the president of Dance Floor Books. He is the author/coauthor and editor of more than 25 books, including My South, My Southern Food, Classic Wisdom for the Good Life, Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life, and the popular GentleManners series.
Published January 3, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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