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Essential Manners for Men

What to Do, When to Do It, and Why

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Essential Manners for Men helps men make the right decisions about what to do and say in every situation that counts. Peter Post, great-grandson of Emily Post, distills the essential information men need for all the important roles they play in life.

Organized into three parts -- "Daily Life," "Social Life," and "On the Job" -- Essential Manners for Men resolves situations that can stump even the savviest. Peter Post's advice is sharp-witted and sensible, with tips, boxes, and candid anecdotes about his own etiquette blunders. Topics include:

  • The most important behaviors to avoid and emulate at the gym, at work, on the golf course, at home, out with friends, at a business social event, and a child's ball game
  • Tipping, driver's "ed-iquette," introductions, sportsmanship, and parenting
  • Successfully sharing living spaces with a roommate, significant other, or spouse -- from the toilet seat to the remote control to the kitchen sink
  • How to throw a great party or be the perfect guest
  • How to successfully navigate the business dinner
  • Things men do wrong that make women wince, and things men do right that women love
  • The five-step process to resolve any situation where there is no etiquette "rule"

Short and shoot-from-the-hip honest, Essential Manners for Men is a book no man can afford to be without.

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Critical Praise

“...men should welcome this book.” —Andy Spade, CEO and creative director, Kate Spade LLC

“A helpful manners survival guide for figuring out those sticky everyday situations.” —Joshua Piven, coauthor of The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook

“[Peter Post] has masterfully tackled a specific market that desperately needs his advice.” —Letitia Baldrige

“. . .tells men, in a readable and unscolding way, the basics of what they need to know.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“. . .a fast-paced and witty guide to help men handle everyday situations.” —Charlotte Observer

“. . .a sensible, realistic guide for men on how to relate to others with grace, courtesy, and charm.” —Elegant Weddings magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060539801
  • ISBN 10: 0060539801
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 10/21/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: 26.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: REFERENCE / Etiquette
  • BISAC2: PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  • BISAC3: REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides

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