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The Modern Gentleman, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy, and Vice Paperback – Apr 26 2011
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“Peculiar, brilliant, funny, smart, and it will turn you into a cool person, like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and me.”
—Augusten Burroughs, Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Phineas Mollod uses his Vanderbilt law degree to counsel his wayward pals in divorces and landlord-tenant imbroglios and write about technology law in New York City.
Jason Tesauro forewent law school for a mastery of wine, spirits, style, and sustainable food. You’ll find him swinging a croquet mallet in Richmond, Virginia, or wielding a champagne saber as he conducts the Modern Gentleman Seminar Series and other events of consequence around the world.
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I found the book extremely superficial, and providing the same quality of advice: how to create a veneer of sophistication, no more. The title, it seems, is disturbingly apt; in modern society, with its hype and glitter, the 'modern' gentleman is apparently nothing more than a convenient mask one wears to appear classy and garner approbation.
Nowhere in the book, however, is there discussion on what it means to actually BE classy. For example, rather than noting that true gentlemen do not have affairs on their wives, it emphasizes the need for discretion and the fact that if one is caught, it's not really defensible.
Needless to say, an indepth read became a casual perusal became a skim became the book going in the recycling. I not only wish I could get my money back, but the time I spent looking at it.
Milage may vary.
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Second, it's a great fun book to have around. Some things are a little inappropriate for a modest/conservative man but most of it is great fun knowledge. I bought one for each of my groomsmen as a little side gift after thumbing through mine.
I read, and am still following 'The Art of Manliness' (It has a dedicated website)
TAoM focuses more on the 'Manners' side and in contrast, TMG talks more about the 'Savvy and Vice' half.
Would recommend it, but also check out TAoM. (take TMG as a supplement)