Conduct of Life!

How to be a man : [a guide to style and behavior for the modern gentleman] / by Glenn O’Brien ; illustrated by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

The ultimate sartorial and etiquette guide, from the ultimate life and style guru. By turns witty, sardonic, and always insightful, Glenn O’Brien’s advice column has been a must-read for several generations of men (and their spouses and girlfriends). Having cut his teeth as a contributor at Andy Warhol’s Interview in its heyday, O’Brien sharpened them as the creative director of advertising at the hip department store Barneys New York for ten years before starting his advice column at Details magazine in 1996. Eventually his column, “The Style Guy,” migrated to its permanent home at GQ magazine, where O’Brien dispenses well-honed knowledge on matters ranging from how to throw a cocktail party (a diverse guest list is a must), putting together a wardrobe for a trip to Bermuda (pack more clothes for less dressing), or when it is appropriate to wear flip-flops in public (never). How To Be a Man is the culmination of O’Brien’s thirty years of accumulated style and etiquette wisdom, distilled through his gimlet eye and droll prose. With over forty chapters on style and fashion (and the difference), on dandies and dudes, grooming and decorating, on how to dress age-appropriately and how to age gracefully, this guide is the new essential read for men of all ages.

The modern girl’s guide to sticky situations / Jane Buckingham

This is the book to grab when . . . you’re pulling your hair out, screaming like a banshee, blubbering with frustration, or hyperventilating because you just don’t know what to do!Jane Buckingham, author of The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, is back with a collection of helpful quick fixes for the deserving gal with the best intentions who gets caught in sticky situations. Here are warm, witty, and eminently wise solutions to those everyday problems that pop up as a result of impulsive actions or just plain bad luck—helpful hints on what to do if you:

  • Send an e-mail you instantly regret
  • Botch your self-tan
  • Discover your best friend’s husband is cheating on her
  • Break your corkscrew while opening your only bottle of wine
  • Run into your ex and need to look hot, fast!
  • Are expected to name your baby after a family member with an awful name

And that’s just a small sampling of the scenarios for which Jane Buckingham offers solutions in The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations. So if you find yourself in a pickle . . . just leave it to Jane!

 
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