Please pardon the interruption from our usual comic book news for this, a moment to talk about someone else’s book, one without pictures, and one that should be required reading.
“In the Internet age, even the word manners seems antiquated. Life moves so rapidly these days that it’s easy to feel justified in being rude.”
That line comes from the introduction of Tim Gunn’s new book GUNN’S GOLDEN RULES: Life Little Lessons For Making It Work and if anyone knows how to make it work, it’s Tim Gunn. He is the consummate gentleman, an incredibly thoughtful man, and someone who honors everything that has come before worth honoring. From looks to literature to Legos (yes, Legos), he’s never forgotten what makes things work and what can break a person- in fashion, friendship, and family. Most of all, he has never forgotten the power of simple manners and etiquette in a time when so many have. That’s one of the reasons his new book comes at the perfect time and is essential reading. But that is only one reason.