While most children were enjoying their summer days playing in the sunshine, Derrick Watkins – aka Fonzworth Bentley – spent his free. Home · Featured Titles; Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead (Fonzworth Bentley) – (Hardcover). HE IS known as ‘The First Gentleman of Hip Hop’, and this week Derek ‘ Fonzworth Bentley’ Watkins is visiting the Bahamas to share lifestyle.

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Perhaps if I knew nothing of basic manners I would have benefited from this book, but that is not the case.

Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead by Fonzworth Bentley

Josh Harper rated it did not like it Dec 27, Lots of common sense stuff – Look folks straight in the eye, always say hello in passing, send hand written thank you notes directly after a job interview, tip your waitstaff well, check your breath, order the least expensive entree when someone’s guest etc. The name dropping was annoying, to say the least, and the book overall was poorly written.

People blather on their cell phones in inappropriate places like four-star restaurants, hospital emergency rooms, and movie theatres. Xavier Bentley rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Maybe only because I’ve read some pretty in-depth books on body language. Tricia Chaves rated it liked it May 02, Filled with photographs to illustrate his lessons, Advance Your Swagger is the lifestyle book of the year. Bread on the left, drinks on the right, Introduce high-ranking people first. Comments Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.


Return to Book Page. Work that up do! Stephanie Robinson rated it liked it May 03, The BETA Camp is designed to introduce Bahamian students to fundamental science and math skills while helping them build advaance strong foundation in engineering.

The Tribune Jump to content. Everyone is confused about who picks up the check and some women think it’s always the advanve responsibility tip from Fonzworth: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Wht rated it really liked it Dec 02, Alban Boucher rated it really liked it Jul 08, He covered how to tie a necktie, bowtie, how to eat at a dinner table, how to talk on your cell phone and when I especially appreciated that chapter because I hate loud cell phone peopleand tipping.

This book was utterly stupid. Just how does a guy move from Atlanta to New York City without knowing a soul in the entertainment industry and become, in less than two years, the P. Richard rated it liked it Sep 09, To ask other readers questions about Advance Your Swaggerplease sign up. This one was way too entertaining, full of photos, informative, descriptive, and conversational.

Fonzwoth Bentley teaches Bahamians how to ‘Advance their Swagger’ | The Tribune

I see people not only chewing with their mouth open but eating buckets of greasy fried chicken on the subway and tossing the bones and dirty napkins on the floor. And if you are an adult who has come to believe that things like hostess fonzwroth, RSVPs, and thank-you cards don’t matter, that sweatpants are appropriate attire for any occassion, that you can talk on your cell phone wherever you damn please, or that it’s fine to bring a posse of friends when you are invited to a dinner party, then this book can really help straighten you out.


An easy read with easy to swagyer tips on must-know-manners. Nov 15, Erin rated it liked it.

Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead

I demand that Mr. By no means a complete guide to making that transition from rough to royalty, Fonzworth gives you some things to think about and some fun photos to accent his finer points. And, uhh, there you have it.

A very quick and informative read about manners and style for today’s young adult. Oct 14, Jackie rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. Lynn Robinson rated it did not like it Nov 21, James rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Improve your SQ swagger quotient and then, umm, move along, Lil Chillens. swaggdr

We all had those conversations about fobzworth we wanted to do in the Bahamas and we decided to band together. Debi rated it it was ok Jun 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Use “Thank You” and ask yourself when was the last time you uttered the word “Please”.

Damon S rated it liked it Dec 09, Use “Thank You” and ask yourself when was the “If you got twelve people hating on you, figure out how to make it fourteen. However, he told Tribune Arts and Entertainment that participants in the camp, which included students from grades seven to nine, were more focused on what he had to say about science and technology.

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