WSJ: Reading Your Way to Refinement

A week after perusing Walker Lamond’s “Rules for My Unborn Son,” my son struggled to fasten a shirt button and growled, “I hate committing.” This was actually a sign of progress—proof positive that he had absorbed one of the book’s miniature philosophies: “If you choose to wear a tie, commit. Button your top button.”…If my son and husband continue to take the advice to heart, this may be one book that actually has changed my life. Mr. Lamond’s advice will appeal to anyone who has observed that our culture is losing traditional standards of decorum and sensible behavior.