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Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate Hardcover – April 23, 2009
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About the Author
Bereola's brand garners the interest of celebrities and pop-culture alike. He's paired up with Beats By Dre's "Show Your Color" campaign to spread his gentleman message as well as Jay-Z and Steve Stoute's Translation, LLC advertising & marketing company. Oprah and the First Family are proud owners of his latest book.
Mr. Bereola has been a keynote speaker at over 50 colleges & universities. He's been invited to speak at Harvard, Stanford, Tufts & several other institutions. Bermuda College & Kansas State made his first book a required part of their curriculum. Bereola recently sold out the historic Howard Theatre.
Enitan finds solace in giving back. He partnered with the Alice E. Foster Scholarship Program to sponsor scholarships for high school graduates exiting the foster care system. He also partnered with Autism Speaks through American Dreaming Magazine, who donates 100% of profits from POP displays at retailers. The author adopted his former high school - Piedmont Hills, to contribute 20% of his Barnes & Noble book sales to help fund student programs. Recently, he joined forces with Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America to help their mission to fund research and programs.
Enitan Bereola II attended Florida A&M University and is on a world tour bringing etiquette back in a sexy way.
Top Customer Reviews
The author finds a way to make this book personal in nature, and in a way that men can feel at ease. There is something for every single man, from every single walk of life, to take. You can highlight certain attributes of your personality and still retain the person that you are, and that is something he explains, reinforces, and encourages throughout the book. For example, if you're a wine taster, there's something for you. If you are the type to buy flowers for your lady of interest, there's something for you. If you're the type who likes to experiment with your appearance, there is something for you. If you're a "manly man," and are set in your ways (which isn't totally a bad thing), he provides insight to how you can enhance your person and still have that edge that makes you a manly man. If you're a cigar lover, there's something for you. If you're a globetrotter, there's something for you. For a man who feels they have all the tools, there's still something for you; if nothing else, just to know there is someone who has insight, and can approach a situation differently can serve as another tool to add to your arsenal.
Honestly, this is something I recommend for middle-school boys, high school kids, college men, post-college men, old-school men, fathers; basically, any kind of man there is. It will not only enhance the lives of others around you, it will, most importantly, enhance the life of the person who directly is taking it in.Read more ›
1. If you're going to write a book on achieving personal style, at least have enough new ideas to fill it. And if the ideas aren't new, find your own unique twist:
2. If you're going to write a book full of borrowed ideas, at least get a professional to edit it for grammar, spelling and organization (uniformity).
I'm sure Enitan Bereola's heart is in a good place; he wants to help other guys act as fly as he does. Cool, I get it. He even maintains that you shouldn't try to make your style a carbon copy of his; I respect that. My issue is his casual (almost cavalier) tone and the lack of structure throughout the book makes it seem like he gathered up a bunch of things he thinks make him hip, cool, or great and threw them into a book. Some thoughts, for example, are introduced and concluded on the same page. This alone is evidence that about 60% of the ideas he presents in the book are common knowledge and that simply mentioning them, instead of exploring them, doesn't merit a book. Bold and italicized text, as well as headers, appear any and everywhere... even where the reader knows they shouldn't be since no transition or new thought is introduced. Overall, the reading experience was a bit jarring. I honestly found myself flipping pages quicker than I could read them, especially closer to the end.
What we have here is a cool guy with cool ideas. He's positive, which I applaud!Read more ›
As you can tell by the title, its about teaching men how to be gentleman. He gives A LOT of helpful tips. However, it does seem as if he's basically reteaching manners and respect throughout the book. As I was reading, I began to think that I knew all of what Enitan Bereola II was discussing, but deeply intrigued I continued to read and was rewarded generously. We all were taught manners as children growing up, some of us may or may not have strayed away from them, but I can almost guarantee we weren't taught dining etiquette, office etiquette, what the different flowers mean or several different ways to approach women. If you were taught these things, you're a lucky individual. I'll be the first to admit that I didn't know a great deal of the content in this book and that Bereolaesque taught me things I'll continue to use in my everyday life.
He even gives a set of rules to which men should apply to there everyday lives. I'll save that joy for you to discover. Let's just say they're very applicable and accurate. The section of the book I found most interesting was the etiquette section. I personally learned quite a deal of new and interesting things.
Overall I gives this book a 4.5/5. I wish it was a tad bit longer, however this is only the first book in this series. I anxiously await the next book.I suggest you go buy this book and read it if you're a man, or buy it for the most important man in your life. It will undoubtedly improve his life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Please do not waste your time or your money. This book is a pop lit puff-piece with an emphasis on puff. There is nothing in it. Not one single new idea. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ron
This book deserves a good read. Author gave grateful tips and idea. Good buyPublished 3 months ago by T.M. Smith
I love this book! Not only does it suggest to men what a GENTLEMAN is but it's a guide for women raising young men or single women currently or planning to date.Published 9 months ago by loriell mchenry
Great read! Can't wait for the second book dedicated to the ladies!Published 10 months ago by Afroballerina
If you're unsure what is expected from a gentleman, then this is your book. Chivalry is not dead and Enitan gives you tools every man can used to ensure he is conducting himself as... Read morePublished 10 months ago by BJ. B
Pretty good book. Contains a lot of good ideas about how to be a gentleman, how to dress, how to eat/taste wine, how to speak and listen politely, etc. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John_Twam
Good read, contained a lot of useful information. It was well written and pleasurable.Published 12 months ago by Andrew Palm
Great book. Definitely helpful as I try to become more of a gentleman.Published 12 months ago by Anthony