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A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living ➥ [Ebook] ➠ A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living By Michael Dahlie ➯ – Thomashillier.co.uk Arthur Camden s greatest talents are for packing and unpacking suitcases, making coleslaw, and second guessing every decision in his life When his business fails and his wife leaves him to pursue aggr Arthur Camden s greatest talents are for packing Guide to Kindle Ö and unpacking suitcases, making coleslaw, and second guessing every decision in his life When his business fails and his wife leaves him to pursue aggressive men Arthur finds that he has none of A Gentleman's PDF/EPUB or the talents and finesse that everyone else seems to possess for navigating New York societyArthur tries to reinvigorate his life with comic and tragic results He dates women with no interest in him, burns down his Catskills fly fishing club, runs afoul Gentleman's Guide to PDF/EPUB å of the law in France, and disgraces himself before family members Just when Arthur hits the depths of despair, an eccentric suitor a woman who happens to resemble the model on Arthur s vitamin bottles helps him take a leap into a wonderful unknownMichael Dahlie s novel digs into the consciousness of a self doubting everyman a man who, with a little inspiration, just might become something of a brilliant success.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living
  • Michael Dahlie
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 0393066177

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10 thoughts on “A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living

  1. Aharon Aharon says:

    Like being stuck in a small room with a poor conversationalist.

  2. PJ PJ says:

    I tried, I really tried.

  3. Michael Baranowski Michael Baranowski says:

    Good writing only goes so far with me, especially when the protagonist is an entitled nonentity for whom I felt nothing but a vague pity.

  4. Laura Hayat Laura Hayat says:

    If it weren t for the fourth part of this book, I would have rated A Gentleman s Guide to Graceful Living 1 star Although I enjoyed the way this novel was written and found the narrator to perfectly depict the protagonist I though this book would drive me crazy Arthur Camden, the protagonist, has spent his entire life not making decisions, he allows others to bully him and choose things for him He seems terrified with the possibility of any sort of confrontation By the time the book star If it weren t for the fourth part of this book, I would have rated A Gentleman s Guide to Graceful Living 1 star Although I enjoyed the way this novel was written and found the narrator to perfectly depict the protagonist I though this book would drive me crazy Arthur Camden, the protagonist, has spent his entire life not making decisions, he allows others to bully him and choose things for him He seems terrified with the possibility of any sort of confrontation By the time the book starts, Arthur is in his fifties His company which he inherited from his father and grandfather has recently gone bankrupt and his wife who has been openly cheating on him for many years has requested a divorce The novel is about Arthur dealing with the result of his non choices Even non choices are decisions By not choosing anything, you are actually deciding something to do nothing.I took this book as a warning I can sometimes be an indecisive person This is one of my traits that I really dislike Sometimes, no matter my intensions, I find myself crippled in a state of panic when it s time to make a decision Perhaps this may be one of the reasons why Arthur Camden made me so angry I am well aware how frustrating indecisive people can be and Arthur Camden took it to a whole other level Even though I was incredibly annoyed with A Gentleman s Guide to Graceful Living, I m glad I read it By the end of the novel, Arthur has come to terms with his past and begins to accept who he is He never ends up putting any of his past bullies in their place big shocker , but he does decide that fitting in with such malicious people is no longer important to him.As a side note I also really disliked the paper quality my book had which makes me sound ridiculous, I know However, I found that the book s cover art interpreted the feel of the story perfectly I also realize that rating a well written book 2 stars simply because I couldn t stand the protagonist isn t fair I usually try to rate my books on the merit of the entire work I m not the kind of reader who has to like the protagonist in order to enjoy a book In fact, some of my favorite books feature unlikable characters Vanity Fair comes to mind However in the case of Arthur Camden, I really really couldn t help it A couple of times I found myself yelling at the book in exasperation.Check out my blog for other book reviews

  5. Jamie Barnes Jamie Barnes says:

    Auchincloss, John O Hara and F Scott Fitzgerald wrote about rich northeastern WASPs living in Boston and New York Their protagonists are most often powerful people with Harvard and Yale degrees who are used to getting their way but run into marital and professional difficulties they must either solve or come to terms with Michael Dahlie writes about this same microcosm but his protagonist in A Gentleman s Guide to Graceful Living is a failure He runs his business into bankruptcy and his wife Auchincloss, John O Hara and F Scott Fitzgerald wrote about rich northeastern WASPs living in Boston and New York Their protagonists are most often powerful people with Harvard and Yale degrees who are used to getting their way but run into marital and professional difficulties they must either solve or come to terms with Michael Dahlie writes about this same microcosm but his protagonist in A Gentleman s Guide to Graceful Living is a failure He runs his business into bankruptcy and his wife divorces him He fails in both love and business because he is too nice He is a modern day Candide always seeking to get along and always losing because this characteristic leaves him too vulnerable It occurred to me pages into this book that the main character was a loser and 50 pages later I was still reading, not because the author is a genius at description but because somehow you want the protagonist to succeed even though he continues to pile failure on top of failure For all of you WASPs out there, you ll recognize of lot of yourself in this man He avoids drama, avoids hurting others with awkward remarks, is parsimonious with affection and criticism and all the while the world runs roughshod over him By the end of the book, life has gotten better for him although he has not changed or learned anything during the adventure Such a summation suggests a skilled novelist and I do believe you will find that Michael Dahlie is all of that I recommend this book because I started reading it by accident and ended up sticking with it It makes you feel good You ll like most of the people populating the story and you ll dislike the villains, who at the end get their comeuppance In short, you ll have had a literary meal that is not fancy but serves as comfort food, leaving you full and happy at its conclusion

  6. Larry H Larry H says:

    Arthur Camden is a well to do, middle aged New Yorker in a bit of a bind His wife left him after having affairs through most of their marriage because he wasn t aggressive enough, he s run his family business into the ground and he doesn t quite know what the next step in his life should be And bursting into tears in front of other members of the exclusive Hanover Street Fly Casters is probably not the best way to put on a brave face Michael Dahlie s book tells the story of a man whose life Arthur Camden is a well to do, middle aged New Yorker in a bit of a bind His wife left him after having affairs through most of their marriage because he wasn t aggressive enough, he s run his family business into the ground and he doesn t quite know what the next step in his life should be And bursting into tears in front of other members of the exclusive Hanover Street Fly Casters is probably not the best way to put on a brave face Michael Dahlie s book tells the story of a man whose life is collapsing around him and how he finds the strength to carry on And it s far from an easy path from getting back into the dating scene, trying to save face with relatives angry with him for botching the family business and wanting to reconcile with his ex wife despite the fact that she s about to remarry A Gentleman s Guide to Graceful Living is an enjoyable social comedy Arthur s misadventures and how he copes with them are alternately funny and heartbreaking, and Dahlie s characterizations of Arthur s peers are spot on If I had any issue with the book it s that, like Arthur s ex wife, I wished he was a bitaggressive as everything was falling down around him and people were ripping him to shreds But that might not have made his character as memorable

  7. Diane Diane says:

    The Gentleman s Guide To Graceful Living, by Michael Dahlie, was a really fun read, and an impressive debut novel.The reader is introduced to Arthur Camden, fifty something, who lives on the upper East side of Manhattan Arthur is a devoted husband and father who loves fly fishing and belongs to an elite club for fly fisherman Suddenly, Arthur s life is full of bad breaks his wife leaves him for another man, his business fails due to his own incompetence, he has trouble making a good impressio The Gentleman s Guide To Graceful Living, by Michael Dahlie, was a really fun read, and an impressive debut novel.The reader is introduced to Arthur Camden, fifty something, who lives on the upper East side of Manhattan Arthur is a devoted husband and father who loves fly fishing and belongs to an elite club for fly fisherman Suddenly, Arthur s life is full of bad breaks his wife leaves him for another man, his business fails due to his own incompetence, he has trouble making a good impression on dates, and he even burns down the beloved fly fishing lodge in the Catskills.Despite all of Arthur s short comings he is very introspective he just has trouble getting out of his own way I found myself rooting for Arthur all the way If you need a book that will make you chuckle, try this one 4.5 5 stars

  8. Emi Bevacqua Emi Bevacqua says:

    Super fast read about a guy so pathetic it s a tribute to the literary powers of Michael Dahlie that he s able to sustain interest in a guy who s run his family s import export business into the ground and is left by his wife of 32 years and is ridiculed by all for his ineptitude Despite his angst and failures, Arthur lives a cushy life on Manhattan s privileged upper east side he considers the other 10 gentlemen in his private fly fishing club to be his best friends, but then he accidentally Super fast read about a guy so pathetic it s a tribute to the literary powers of Michael Dahlie that he s able to sustain interest in a guy who s run his family s import export business into the ground and is left by his wife of 32 years and is ridiculed by all for his ineptitude Despite his angst and failures, Arthur lives a cushy life on Manhattan s privileged upper east side he considers the other 10 gentlemen in his private fly fishing club to be his best friends, but then he accidentally burns down their clubhouse What at first is a Schadenfreude ian laugh at some miserable rich guy s expense turns into ajoyful root for a ridiculously hilarious underdog The beauty in this story is seeing Arthur finally acquire some much needed self awareness

  9. Shane Shane says:

    This book was highly regadred in the NY Times book review and given its linking with fly fishing I could not pass it up If you ever have the feeling that things in your life are off track, this book will quickly show you that it can always be worse Though the main character has his share of bad luck the book is light, humorus sometimes laugh out loud funny , and is in no way a dark or depressing read.

  10. Em Em says:

    chick lit for dudes 65 year old dudes.

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