Reading “How To Be a Man: A Guide To Style and Behavior For The Modern Gentleman” hammers down a whole host of personal inadequacies. However, Glenn O’Brien’s essays are also incredibly entertaining, no surprise given the author’s legend and tenure as the “Style Guy.” He’s full of wit, wisdom, and can talk about art in everyday conversation. Basically, traits too many of us lack, but may gain if capable of following the easily digestible advice available from Rizzoli next month.

HOW TO BE A MAN by Glenn O’Brien, Rizzoli New York, 2011.

Available from Amazon.

Illustrations from the book, prepared by Jean-Phillippe Delhomme come after the jump.

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