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Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatterers? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You'll learn how to politely say "no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for e-mail bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life's awkward moments.

Additional highlights include:

Ten Conversational Blunders . . . Five Introduction Goofs . . . Top Dinner-Table Manners Goofs . . . Tipping Guidelines . . . A Family Gathering Survival Guide . . . How to Spot a Dud on the First Date . . . Playdate Etiquette . . . How to Be a Welcome Houseguest . . . How to Simplify Gift Giving . . . Dispelling Wedding Myths . . . and much more.

In "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . . ," Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today's world into the perfect portable book.

Synopsis:

Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line–cutters, movie chatters, or noxious neighbors. . .been confused about who pays at a restaurant. .wanted to retire a family tradition. . .had to break up a playdate fight. . .spotted someone double dipping. . .gotten a gift you hated? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable book devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. Not a manners reference tome, this is a personal conversation with Peggy on handling social dilemmas that we've all encountered at one time or another. Based on the thousands of questions Peggy has fielded at her personal appearances and in her columns and received via the Emily Post Institute website, these truly represent the burning etiquette questions in America today. Peggy addresses them as only she can––in her direct, fresh, unpretentious style. You'll learn how to politely say"no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten their name, damage control for email bloopers, what to do if people don't reply to your RSVP, how to actually get your kids to write thank–you notes, and much more. Peggy Post captures the essence of etiquette for today's world, distilled into the perfect gift book.

About the Author

Peggy Post, codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., has written four adult books on etiquette and cowritten ten for children, with her sister-in-law, Cindy Post Senning. A nationally recognized authority on etiquette, Peggy has columns in Good Housekeeping and AARP and has been seen on Today, Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060889166
Author:
Post, Peggy
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Peggy Post
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Questions & Answers
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.01 in

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"Synopsis" by , Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatterers? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You'll learn how to politely say "no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for e-mail bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life's awkward moments.

Additional highlights include:

Ten Conversational Blunders . . . Five Introduction Goofs . . . Top Dinner-Table Manners Goofs . . . Tipping Guidelines . . . A Family Gathering Survival Guide . . . How to Spot a Dud on the First Date . . . Playdate Etiquette . . . How to Be a Welcome Houseguest . . . How to Simplify Gift Giving . . . Dispelling Wedding Myths . . . and much more.

In "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . . ," Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today's world into the perfect portable book.

"Synopsis" by , Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line–cutters, movie chatters, or noxious neighbors. . .been confused about who pays at a restaurant. .wanted to retire a family tradition. . .had to break up a playdate fight. . .spotted someone double dipping. . .gotten a gift you hated? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable book devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. Not a manners reference tome, this is a personal conversation with Peggy on handling social dilemmas that we've all encountered at one time or another. Based on the thousands of questions Peggy has fielded at her personal appearances and in her columns and received via the Emily Post Institute website, these truly represent the burning etiquette questions in America today. Peggy addresses them as only she can––in her direct, fresh, unpretentious style. You'll learn how to politely say"no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten their name, damage control for email bloopers, what to do if people don't reply to your RSVP, how to actually get your kids to write thank–you notes, and much more. Peggy Post captures the essence of etiquette for today's world, distilled into the perfect gift book.

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