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

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Publisher Comments:

"After rubbing elbows with Catherine the Great and living by a strict diet of Voltaire, maidens, and mistresses, I declare that this saucy tome is fantastico for modern lovers." Cassanova

"...a spanking good read." Marquis De Sade

Having presented the ultimate portrait of the enlightened male in their 2002 smash The Modern Gentleman ["Completely hysterical and shockingly useful" — Augusten Burroughs, Entertainment Weekly], Phineas Mollod & Jason Tesauro explore amour and temptation in a rollicking sequel. The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses & Ringless Carousers is the definitive guide for negotiating the road from bachelor pad to bedroom fads to brand-new dad.

Mollod & Tesauro begin by nudging practiced Romeos toward their Art of Bachelor degree (with honors) and a black book full of hard-earned love lessons for pleasing and squeezing a future soulmate. After "One-Night Stands" and "Web-Slinging," test the long arm of puritanical parents by "Living in Sin" and sorting out compatibility àla "It?s Jahweh or the Highway." Whether for singles going it ringless, or duos getting hitched, the authors have a stiff drink, clever prose, and cool counsel at the ready.

  • From aphrodisiacs to tantra to toys, get under the sheets of commitment and invigorate vanilla relations, survive "bad reviews," and brighten conception with "Daddy Detox."
  • Traipse our trail map for weddings unbound by tradition before diving into our fresh approach to "In-Laws & Outlaws," modern anniversaries, and the logistics of playing house.
  • With housetrained trust, battle test libidos regarding "The Six Danger Zones" of infidelity, divulge skeletons delicately, and master the wiles of the changeable We-Cycle.
  • Old lovers/new tricks: chocolate, cheese plates, pearls, cookbooks, cellaring, and Champagne sabering, not to mention jaunty anniversary gift ideas and vintage high-balls.

Bursting with sharp wit and insight, The Modern Lover offers essential advice for avowed bachelor/-ettes with cheeky résumés, long-term marrieds restocking the toy box, curious couples, serial monogamists, brides-to-be, and grooms-elect. Mod Lov?s unmistakable voice is the ultimate source for love-seekers and vow-keepers, serial daters and procreators.

Mod Lov on Guest List: "Your wedding invitation should be a tough ticket....Be merciless: trim the guest list like city social programs under a Republican mayor."

Mod Lov on Alcohol & Pharmacopoeia: "At twenty-five, the party girl who can sniff you under the table and bake a Bundt cake is a temporary allure, but thinking ahead, a pill-crazy mother of two isn?t so appealing."

Mod Lov on Going to Pot: "Arrive home from work pushing your briefcase like Sisyphus?s stone, microwave dinner, stare at the TV, brush your teeth, and go to bed. Rinse and repeat Monday through Thursday for a dull life."

Review:

"Men?s Health columnists Mollod and Tesauro want to raise the word 'lover' to a broad respectability that connotes all the steps of the male-female relationship, from courtship through marriage and even fatherhood. This 'twenty-something whistle-stop tour of amorous experiences' is thus a complement to their previous book, The Modern Gentleman. Despite the gentlemanly pretense, though, things aren?t off-puttingly proper. The authors believe in wild oats and are full of advice for sowing them: comparing women to wines, for instance, they suggest trying 'the mellowness of experience' as well as the 'exuberance of youth,' and the pleasures of oral sex are not neglected. The writing is generally a bit heavy on food metaphors — lots of tenderloin, dry fruit and even Campbell?s soup (the quickie, which is highly recommended) — and rather too dense with metaphor in general. Furthermore, the sex tips can be more atmospheric than technically explicit. But young bachelors in search of mores rather than morals will find some playful and even sound advice here. A warning to women who want to peek: this book is definitely for men only: you may not like finding yourself referred to as a 'between-meal snack' (no matter how 'tasty') or stereotyped as the 'flamboyant butterfly' or the 'firestarter.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Men's Health columnists Mollod and Tesauro want to raise the word 'lover' to a broad respectability that connotes all the steps of the male-female relationship, from courtship through marriage and even fatherhood. This 'twenty-something whistle-stop tour of amorous experiences' is thus a complement to their previous book, The Modern Gentleman. Despite the gentlemanly pretense, though, things aren't off-puttingly proper. The authors believe in wild oats and are full of advice for sowing them: comparing women to wines, for instance, they suggest trying 'the mellowness of experience' as well as the 'exuberance of youth,' and the pleasures of oral sex are not neglected. The writing is generally a bit heavy on food metaphors-lots of tenderloin, dry fruit and even Campbell's soup (the quickie, which is highly recommended)-and rather too dense with metaphor in general. Furthermore, the sex tips can be more atmospheric than technically explicit. But young bachelors in search of mores rather than morals will find some playful and even sound advice here. A warning to women who want to peek: this book is definitely for men only: you may not like finding yourself referred to as a 'between-meal snack' (no matter how 'tasty') or stereotyped as the 'flamboyant butterfly' or the 'firestarter.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The book boasts writing that is a huge cut above the usual self-help dreck, and it's saved from self-importance by its utter hilarity." Jane Ganahl, SF Gate

Review:

"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....[T]his book recommends a reasoned approach to most everything and is a pleasure to read." Library Journal

Synopsis:

This sequel to The Modern Gentleman offers essential advice and instills savoir faire for avowed bachelors, serial monogamists, and husbands-to-be.

Synopsis:

CA

About the Author

Phineas Mollod received his law degree from Vanderbilt University. He resides with his live-in flame in New York City and esquires just enough to keep his attaché out of hock and court clothes free of mothballs.

Jason Tesauro lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and son. By night, he travels with saber and ascot performing wine and etiquette seminars.

Mollod & Tesauro are monthly columnists for Men?s Health magazine and have championed manners "makeovers" on CNN and The Montel Williams Show.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580086011
Subtitle:
A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers
Author:
Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro
Author:
Tesauro, Jason
Author:
Mollod, Phineas
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Mate selection
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.14x5.26x.94 in. .70 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Men?s Health columnists Mollod and Tesauro want to raise the word 'lover' to a broad respectability that connotes all the steps of the male-female relationship, from courtship through marriage and even fatherhood. This 'twenty-something whistle-stop tour of amorous experiences' is thus a complement to their previous book, The Modern Gentleman. Despite the gentlemanly pretense, though, things aren?t off-puttingly proper. The authors believe in wild oats and are full of advice for sowing them: comparing women to wines, for instance, they suggest trying 'the mellowness of experience' as well as the 'exuberance of youth,' and the pleasures of oral sex are not neglected. The writing is generally a bit heavy on food metaphors — lots of tenderloin, dry fruit and even Campbell?s soup (the quickie, which is highly recommended) — and rather too dense with metaphor in general. Furthermore, the sex tips can be more atmospheric than technically explicit. But young bachelors in search of mores rather than morals will find some playful and even sound advice here. A warning to women who want to peek: this book is definitely for men only: you may not like finding yourself referred to as a 'between-meal snack' (no matter how 'tasty') or stereotyped as the 'flamboyant butterfly' or the 'firestarter.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Men's Health columnists Mollod and Tesauro want to raise the word 'lover' to a broad respectability that connotes all the steps of the male-female relationship, from courtship through marriage and even fatherhood. This 'twenty-something whistle-stop tour of amorous experiences' is thus a complement to their previous book, The Modern Gentleman. Despite the gentlemanly pretense, though, things aren't off-puttingly proper. The authors believe in wild oats and are full of advice for sowing them: comparing women to wines, for instance, they suggest trying 'the mellowness of experience' as well as the 'exuberance of youth,' and the pleasures of oral sex are not neglected. The writing is generally a bit heavy on food metaphors-lots of tenderloin, dry fruit and even Campbell's soup (the quickie, which is highly recommended)-and rather too dense with metaphor in general. Furthermore, the sex tips can be more atmospheric than technically explicit. But young bachelors in search of mores rather than morals will find some playful and even sound advice here. A warning to women who want to peek: this book is definitely for men only: you may not like finding yourself referred to as a 'between-meal snack' (no matter how 'tasty') or stereotyped as the 'flamboyant butterfly' or the 'firestarter.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The book boasts writing that is a huge cut above the usual self-help dreck, and it's saved from self-importance by its utter hilarity."
"Review" by , "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....[T]his book recommends a reasoned approach to most everything and is a pleasure to read."
"Synopsis" by , This sequel to The Modern Gentleman offers essential advice and instills savoir faire for avowed bachelors, serial monogamists, and husbands-to-be.
"Synopsis" by , CA
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