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"50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know" is a delightful exposition on proper behavior and its implications for any young man (or woman for that matter) in our society. I recommend it both for its accessibility and its basis grounded in respect for and recognition of universal dignity for all.,I bought this for my 13-year old grandson, and I'm afraid he'll find it a bit condescending. Perhaps it might be more successful for a younger boy.
Also, the Introduction falls a bit short, in my view. I do not want the boy to have good manners "so that (he) will be a young man who gets into good schools and gets a good job.." but rather so that he will be at ease in the company of his peers and the adults around him, enjoy and respect their friendships, and recognize his responsibilities towards his fellow man.
I've decided to give the book to his mother and let her decide its appropriateness.
.,This book is a good price point for a gift. We have given it to 2 couples who just had little boys,This book should be used in high schools to teach our kids good manners etc.,This book, while focused towards young gentlemen, actually describes etiquette that should be exhibited by all gentlemen of any age. Some of them are common sense and taught to all of us, men and women at a young age and others are things that develop over time as well as some things that are new because they never existed before, e.g. behavior on the internet. This book shoiuld probably be entitled "Just 50 Things We Should All Know - Volume 1"!
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