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Nearly every man wants to be a gentleman. He may not know exactly what that means, but his true desire is to be respected and admired in the way only a gentleman can be. He wants to be prepared and confident, certain that his judgment is shrewd and his behavior appropriate. A gentleman considers the weight of his words and the impression he is leaving. He knows when to ignore his iPhone in favor of a face-to-face conversation, and he understands that sometimes he should simply say nothing at all. He knows what to do with his sport jacket at the end of the day, and what color shoes he should never wear to a funeral. Snapping at a telemarketer calling from some far-flung place? A gentleman realizes that’s no way to communicate with anyone. He knows the difference between “I’m sorry” and “Excuse me,” and he doesn’t use them interchangeably. Being a gentleman is timeless; these are ideals that will never be obliterated by technology, the latest social ideology, or protests from men who are content to do less.
©2012 John Bridges (P)2012 Oasis
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3 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 04-02-16

Ugh. Learn what a BOOK is :\

Would you try another book from John Bridges and/or Kirby Heyborne?

Possibly, if done in proper format. This isn't really a book to me. A book to me is defined as something consisting of paragraphs, a point, and structure.

What could John Bridges have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This should be titled, "How to be a Gentleman: An Extremely Large Collection of Bulletpoints" as every sentence begins with "A Gentleman..." so hearing that, over and over and over and over can be extremely annoying. I got through about 15 minutes (or chapter 1) before wanting to turn it off. I didn't, thinking that this was like an introductory chapter and what I expected was to come, but EVERY CHAPTER is like this. I should have listened to the audio sample before buying. I was looking for a book on this importance of courtesy and manners and the tagline of contemporary courtesy intrigued me, ultimately to annoy me once I really started to listen.

Did Kirby Heyborne do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

There are no characters :\

Was How to Be a Gentleman worth the listening time?

It is extremely informative, if someone can handle it's only structure of hearing "A Gentleman..." every 5 to 10 seconds.

Any additional comments?


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3 out of 5 stars
By MATTHEW on 06-27-12

Basic etiquette

This would be good for a young listener that did not have the opportunity to learn good etiquette at home or the military. It did confirm my feelings that a vast majority of men are blatantly rude with the way they use their mobile electronic gadgets. I wish that chapter was mandatory listening for everyone that owned a cell phone.

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1 out of 5 stars
By jaise on 03-12-18

utter crap

was such a waste of time listening to this dreary nonsense. wish I had exchanged it when.I had the chance.

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