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The Modern Gentleman by Phineas Mollod
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Jan 07, 09

Read in November, 2008

Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro masterly craft a pocket guidebook for those needing swift kick in the ascot. 329 pages concerning proper gentlemanly protocol on a variety of topics: entertaining, meeting the parents and flaskmanship; just to name a few. While not a definitive code of conduct, Mollod and Tesauro cover enough bases to make any Bush League Hooligan into a presentable Major League Player.

While extremely enjoyable, The Modern Gentleman is more than just a light read. Due to quick wit and vocabulary, the book is perfect for any 50 minute puddle jump or commuter train ride. While some of the guidelines are already outdated, such as proper answering machine ediquette, most of the proposed conventions are ideals worth striving towards.

In the end, the authors close with : "Best of luck to you noble Cavalier of Life. Go forward with strength, grace, mindfulness and the occasional glass of Chartreuse. The world will follow behind you."

Cheers

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message 1: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Frankly, I expect nothing less from a man named Phineas. Cheerio, then.


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