The Modern Gentleman: 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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·Illuminating, entertaining, and the quintessential "guy gift," THE MODERN GENTLEMAN is the only etiquette guide written exclusively for the wordly man.

·Topics include Skinny-Dipping ("despite primal urges to take to the bleacher seats with binoculars and peanuts, glance but furtively upon disrobing others"); Flaskmanship ("select tastefully: no models redeemed via Camel Cash, molded from lightweight synthetics, of stamped from flimsy alloys by the Franklin mint"); and The Gentleman’s Bedroom ("shall contain no furniture that could be used to ship Vitamin D milk or start a retaining wall").

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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.

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