The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers

The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers

by Phineas Mollod, Jason Tesauro
     
 

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Having presented the definitive portrait of the enlightened male in THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro explore affairs of the heart (and temptations of the loins) in this rollicking sequel. The authors begin by charting the life of the evolved bachelor, offering sage advice on such topics as “One-Night Stands,”

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Having presented the definitive portrait of the enlightened male in THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro explore affairs of the heart (and temptations of the loins) in this rollicking sequel. The authors begin by charting the life of the evolved bachelor, offering sage advice on such topics as “One-Night Stands,” “Demystifying the Flogger,” and “Webslinging” (dating online). Mollod and Tesauro next contemplate the transitional man's path from the “Me Cycle” to the “We Cycle.” Whether you are trying to convince close friends of the charms of your new love or testing the long arm of puritanical parents by “Living in Sin,” Mollod and Tesauro have a stiff drink and cool counsel at the ready. And for those modern bachelors who are getting hitched, the authors have copious advice on staging an unorthodox wedding with class, managing the financial merger, stoking the bedroom coals, and embarking on “Daddy Detox.” Packed with sharp wit and insightful commentary, THE MODERN LOVER is the definitive guide for guys negotiating the road from bachelor pad to bedroom fads to brand-new dad.

  • This sequel to THE MODERN GENTLEMAN (40,000 copies sold) offers essential advice and instills savoir faire for avowed bachelors (rounding out the sexual resume; test-driving toys and tolerances), serial monogamists (balancing provocative friendships with at-home loyalties; avoiding the dreaded state of ‚ÄúP-Whipped‚Äù), and husbands-to-be (managing in-laws and outlaws; minding ‚ÄúLights & Darks‚Äù).
  • Mollod and Tesauro are monthly manners columnists for Men's Health magazine.
  • Authors Mollod and Tesauro have championed manners ‚Äúmakeovers‚Äù on CNN and The Montel Williams Show.
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    Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher
    “If Miss Manners wrote for modern guys and had a pierced nipple, this would be the result. It's completely hysterical and shockingly useful.” —Augusten Burroughs, Entertainment Weekly“Packed with information, frank, splashed with drink recipes, helpfully indexed and infused with joie de vivre, this guide outlines how to engage in genteel debauchery and remain a decent chap.” —The Tennessean
    Library Journal
    Gentlemen, uncap your highlighters! With The Modern Lover, lawyer Mollod and marketing director Tesauro offer helpful advice for navigating basic romantic issues and beyond. Here you will find delightful mini-treatises on any conceivable topic that may pop up in a single or a married man's lifetime, from conjugal prison visits to scoring points by tidying up at home. As in their prior The Modern Gentleman, the authors discuss best practices in language both refined and outrageous. Though some advice (e.g., regarding creating a decent wine collection) is a bit too complex for all but the most dedicated adherent, this book recommends a reasoned approach to most everything and is a pleasure to read. Mollod and Tesauro together write a monthly column for Men's Health magazine. On the other end of the spectrum is the considerably less slick Scott, a Houston attorney who advises men on the basics. With boyish exuberance, he demonstrates that getting a gaggle of dates is easier than pie. Chapters offer rudimentary how-to on being attractive (dress well, get in shape), ice breakers, sample compliments, and whom to approach (any woman you find attractive) and whom to avoid (women with rings). Scott's bluntness is sometimes unintentionally funny, e.g., the two-page chapter titled "Get Near Her" literally details the physical approach, much like a playbook for a caveman. Unrefined as it is, Scott's encouraging, reassuring work has homegrown charm and is an optional purchase for larger collections; Modern Lover is recommended for larger collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781580086011
    Publisher:
    Ten Speed Press
    Publication date:
    10/28/2004
    Pages:
    320
    Product dimensions:
    5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

    Meet the Author

    JASON TESAURO is a wine-and-spirits consultant and performance poet. As cofounder (with Phineas) of the Rhubarb Manor Croquet Club, he placed second in the first annual Memorial Day Croquet Soirée and recently betrothed the Fair Elizabeth, who finished first. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
    PHINEAS MOLLOD received his law degree from Vanderbilt and is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Circle. He lives in New York City.

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