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The Eclectic Word | Glenn O’Brien’s How To Be A Man

Mr. Glenn O’Brien, the GQ Style Guy himself, with his wisdom on everything from french cuff shirts to aging gracefully, has put his words to pen and created the ultimate book on being a gentleman. How To Be A Man,  will be sure to solve your sartorial conundrums and move you to study up while lulling a tumbler of brandy in your palm. Featuring the  intermittent illustrations of  renown artist Jean Phillipe Delhomme’s caricatures (how fittingly ironic), this brightly bound hard cover will be a welcomed treasure to any bookcase. Manhood, Style, Behavior, Culture and Society, and Wisdom, all cleverly articulated by the man who rubbed elbows with legendary social heavyweights such as  Andy Warhol and David Bowie. Do yourself a favor and get your grimy paws on this book.  All those who have witnessed you waver from a position of gentlemanly grace will be greatly appreciative. Cheers. (more…)


The Eclectic Word | The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

I decided to introduce a new series of posts at TGT, revolving around interesting books. Every gentleman should acquire, amass and finally furnish a grand personal library, full of interesting, useful and the occasional rare book. I for one, will probably never be one to own a Kindle, as I believe books deserve space, both for their aesthetic appreciation and that they command respect. As such, I will begin with a book that I was once firmly instructed to keep well beyond my years as a college student.

Now, I had never been one to sell my textbooks pertaining to my major and assigned readings, but I did occasionally rid myself of the extraneous textbook which would serve no purpose in my mind.  It was in my Economic Data Analysis class that a professor who was somewhat of an international authority in Keynesian economics, and John Maynard Keynes’ life,  recommended a supplemental book to the pursuit of faithfully presenting information. The book is entitled The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte.

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