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Essential Manners for Men 2nd Edition: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why 2nd Edition

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In Essential Manners for Men, etiquette expert Peter Post tackles the issues of real concern for today's man, enabling him to make the right decisions about what to do and say in every situation that counts, whether in daily life, social life, or on the job. Sharp, savvy, and sensible—filled with accessible sidebars, tips, and stories from the author's own experiences—this classic New York Times bestselling handbook has been updated to reflect the realities of our modern times with all new material, including:

  • Social media: social networking, gaming, and the world of online dating
  • Communication in person: greetings, handshakes, and how to make the all-important good first impression
  • Communication on-the-go: texting, e-mailing, and using smart phones
  • Life changes: dealing with bumps in the road, from divorce to layoffs
  • Weddings: the man's role, from groom to best man to usher, and the changing nature of the bachelor party
  • Entertaining, dining, tipping

Also: Sportsmanship • Parenting • Sharing living space with a roommate, spouse, or significant other • Navigating the business dinner • Throwing a great party or being a perfect guest . . . and much more.

About the Author

Peter Post, great-grandson of Emily Post and a passionate golfer, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men, Essential Manners for Couples, The Etiquette Advantage in Business (with Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning), and his weekly business etiquette column Etiquette at Work in the Boston Globe. The father of two grown daughters, he lives with his wife in Vermont.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 2 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062080415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062080417
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good book, with several great lessons. I see myself holding onto the book and rereading again in the future

My small concern is that I feel some of the lessons are slipping out of touch with modern society, or apply for people who are in a better financial position then I am. As a 26 year old, when I have dinner parties I don't see myself making multiple courses, or having a potluck in Martha's vineyard where dinner is cooked over cannon balls. I also don't have the wardrobe that is needed to fit in most social situations, but like any book, take it with a grain of salt and apply a little bit of yourself to the situation.
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I bought this for my 20- something son. it succeeds in being non threatening, conversational, but quite comprehensive. it constantly refers to a survey of women and their expectations of men, which gives it a more objective air.not too long. Recommended.
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This book was interesting to me because of the source and my recent exposure to etiquette lessons. The book is very relatable as a man, and very clear.

The author wrote it in a manner that any man who is conscious of proper behavior can relate to. And it it is very pertinent and easy to follow.

This book will be helpful in your relationships with all the ladies in your life. From your daughter to your mother-in-law.
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I purchased this book as a gift for my grandson upon his graduation from 8th grade. (I also got him a desk/work station so I'm not THAT geeky!) I read parts of the book before giving it to him, however. For the most part, it contains helpful information and good advice that EVERY MAN should know but is sorely lacking in many adult men and most young adult men that I've encountered. Mostly, it reminds us that manners and etiquette are designed to make a person more comfortable in any given situation because it offers guidance on how to act and what to do around others so they are also comfortable and feel respected. Open doors for women and elderly, put the toilet seat down, clean up after yourself, etc. Also good advice on how to be a family man/father. When dealing with dating and women, however, it uses the "Significant Other" approach rather than spouse or girlfriend. It tells a guy to keep his living quarters clean and neat, especially his bathroom and bedroom, because "You never know when a date may wind up back at your place for the evening/night." If you do not condone this type of activity, you will need to have a discussion with the young adult to reinforce your family's morals/standards. Otherwise, good information.
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I bought this book for two high school graduates. It is my hope that they will of course read this! My intention was to give them some forward thinking...the tools they may not have heard from their own parents, teachers etc. I want them to succeed and knowing how to carry yourself through adult life with masculine grace is a gift in it's self, to the self. I also included "Thank you" note cards with the book........I have not received one yet 😉
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This was a graduation gift for an 18 year old. Although he frowned when he opened it, I saw him sneaking a peak at the content later. There IS hope! All the things young men should know but were afraid to ask. A modern approach to manners, including mobile phone etiquette.
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This is a great handbook on courteous manners for everyone! I have read Emily Post's original etiquette handbook, which is great, but is one is more relevant for everyone today. Well written, humorous, and to-the-point.
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Written more for awkward men than for someone trying to polish their image.
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