Essential Manners For Men, 2nd Edition

What To Do, When To Do It, And Why



Who says men don't care about manners? In 2003, Peter Post penned a New York Times best-selling book on manners for men. Now, he's completely revised and updated that book for a new era. From Facebook manners and online dating to dressing for the occasion and men's most annoying habits, Peter Post teaches men how to behave. Essential Manners For Men, 2nd edition is full of Peter's self-deprecating humor backed by his rock-solid etiquette advice that will appeal to men who are searching for a new job, looking to impress their significant other, or who just simply want to enchance their character.

Sharp, savvy, and sensible—and filled with accesible sidebars, tips, and stories from Peter's own experiencesEssential Manners for Men, 2nd edition 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
  • Communications in person: greetings, handshakes, and how to make the all-important good first impression
  • Communications on-the-go: texting, e-mailing, and using smartphones
  • 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, and tipping
Praise for Essential Manners for Men:

"A helpful manners survival guide for figuring out those sticky everyday situations." -Joshua Piven, coauthor of The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook

"A fast-paced and witty guide to help men handle everyday situations." -Charlotte Observer

"Essential Manners tells men, in a readable and unscolding way, the basics of what they need to know." -Chicago Sun-Times

"[Post] has masterfully tackled a specific market that desperately needs his advice." -Letitia Baldridge

"A sensible, realistic guide for men on how to relate to others with grace, courtesy, and charm." -Elegant Weddings magazine

"Men should welcome this book. It's refreshing to have another voice." -Andy Spade, CEO and Creative Director, Kate Spade LLC


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About the Author


Peter Post is the managing director of The Emily Post Institute and author of five etiquette books including the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men, and Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf. Since its release, Essential Manners for Men has been reprinted eight times and Peter has done more than 500 media interviews on the subject of men’s manners.

Most recently as coauthor of the third edition of The Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success, takes a comprehensive look at the world of business etiquette. As a business etiquette expert, Peter covers topics ranging from CEO ethics to dealing with coworkers with body odor; from dinner party etiquette to the top questions about email at work.

As the creator of Emily Post business etiquette seminars, Peter leads business seminars for companies both in the United States and abroad. In addition, Peter is the creator and co-presenter of the Emily Post Business Etiquette Train the Train Course, taught twice yearly in Burlington, Vermont, or globally by request. Peter also hosts The Emily Post Institute's E-Learning program. Each e-learning module features Peter as he guides viewers through major manners concepts illustrated with moving text and images that speak a language all their own.

Since 2004, Peter has authored The Boston Sunday Globe’s weekly question and answer business etiquette advice column, “Etiquette at Work.”

Peter is a popular source for media outlets including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Kiplinger, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal.

One of Emily Post’s four great-grandchildren, Peter previously owned a marketing and public relations agency. He has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, design, and education. Peter holds a master’s degree in fine art from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Tricia, and together they have two daughters, Anna and Lizzie, who are both authors and spokespersons at The Emily Post Institute.


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