Do gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine's cards to one's pets?
The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand.
In Rules for Modern Life
, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides. Can't wait to read it David Tang is my 'UNCLE DAVE': Unique, Notorious, Charismatic, Lovable, Eccentric, Daring, Anal, Vivacious, Enigmatic David Tang is an astute observer of the social scene with a wicked sense of humour. A most welcome read in these dark times Genuinely hilarious. David was the only person who could make my father laugh (and who incidentally rated him and only him as being at his level as a club owner) David Tang is a living treasure, a unique polymath, equally at ease thinking inside and outside the box, East, West, modern, old, refined or not. His 'rules' are anything but conventional, they are refreshing and humorous reflections on our daily actions, much more than a code of conduct Wise, witty and wicked, with useful advice for living David Tang has never held a commonplace opinion in his life. He is the most provocative, amusing, sophisticated, counter-intuitive and energetic man I know, and these qualities are present on every single page of this remarkable anthology A perfect compendium of distinguished, humorous and polished advice for a gentlemanly way of living I have long admired David's irrepressible humour, quick wit and keen eye for style. This anthology is a collection of indispensable wisdom Hilarious and edifying. Absolutely essential reading about the nuances as well as the complexities of life today Anyone who wants to move up the social ladder, or avoid sliding down, must read Rules for Modern Life
. It is the essential primer for 21st century social success A marvellous compendium of good manners and good sense in society, reinforced with insight and sly humour David Tang is the thinking woman's Fu Manchu. If you are allergic to the combination of wit, brai
Rules for Modern Life