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Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People

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In Modern Manners cultural guru P. J. O'Rourke provides the essential accessory for the truly contemporary man or woman-a rulebook for living in a world without rules.

Traditionally, good manners were a means of becoming as bland and invisible as everyone else, and thus of avoiding calling attention to one's own awkwardness and stupidity. Today, with everyone wanting to appear special, stupidity is at a premium and manners-as outrageous and bizarre as possible-are a wonderful way to distinguish ourselves, or have a fine time trying.

Modern Manners is an irreverent and hilarious guide to anti-etiquette that offers pointed advice on a range of topics from sex and entertaining to reading habits and death. With the most up-to-date forms of vulgarity, churlishness, and presumption, the latest fashions in discourtesy and barbarous display, P. J. O'Rourke makes it easier for all of us to survive with style in a rude world.

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A rule book for living in a world without rules, Modern Manners is an irreverent guide to anti-etiquette for the '90s and beyond. Pointed advice covers a range of topics from sex to death to reading habits. Also included are the most up-to-date forms of vulgarity and churlishness, as well as the latest fashion in discourtesy and barbarous display.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871133755
Author:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A rule book for living in a world without rules, Modern Manners is an irreverent guide to anti-etiquette for the '90s and beyond. Pointed advice covers a range of topics from sex to death to reading habits. Also included are the most up-to-date forms of vulgarity and churlishness, as well as the latest fashion in discourtesy and barbarous display.
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