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Our eminent founding father Ben Franklin once famously compared guests to stinking fish. While this assessment may seem a trifle harsh, the truth remains that social intercourse is a most risky endeavor. Who better to address this concern than the inimitable pundit Russell Lynes—a man renowned for his unparalleled expertise on the social graces and the many personality types who regularly abuse them? In this classic guide to "guesting," Lynes provides an indispensable overview of the rituals of behavior that make it possible to visit and be visited, and the necessary safeguards that protect us from our friends and our friends from us. It is a book that demands to be read by every potential guest and host, stinker and stinkee alike.

About the Author

Russell Lynes (1910-1991) was an art historian, cultural critic, author, photographer, and managing editor of Harper's Magazine. His articles for Harper's and Life in 1949 made parsing American culture into highbrow, upper or lower middlebrow, and lowbrow a national pastime. He wrote many books, including Snobs and The Tastemakers.

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ISBN:
9780061706417
Author:
Lynes, Russell
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Author:
by Russell Lynes
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Hospitality
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.41 in 24.40 oz

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