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Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

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Your neighbor denounces cellular telephones as instruments of the devil. Your niece swears that no one expects thank-you letters anymore. Your father-in-law insists that married women have to take their husbands' names. Your guests plead that asking them to commit themselves to attending your party ruins the spontaneity. Who is right? Miss Manners, of course. With all those amateurs issuing unauthorized etiquette pronouncements, aren't you glad that there is a gold standard to consult about what has really changed and what has not? The freshly updated version of the classic bestseller includes the latest letters, essays, and illustrations, along with the laugh-out-loud wisdom of Miss Manners as she meets the new millennium of American misbehavior head-on. This wickedly witty guide rules on the challenges brought about by our ever-evolving society, once again proving that etiquette, far from being an optional extra, is the essential currency of a civilized world.

Synopsis:

An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.

Synopsis:

An updated edition of the best-selling classic by the popular author of the "Miss Manners" columns and etiquette guides is a new volume of letters, essays, illustrations, and humorous advice on how to navigate the world of civilized behavior. 40,000 first printing.

About the Author

Judith Martin, author of the “Miss Manners” columns, several best-selling books on etiquette, and two novels, lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Introduction — Birth — Basic civilization — Common courtesty for all ages — Table manners — Social intercourse — Electronic communication (personal) — Family relations — Visiting — Houseguests — Unpleasant facts of life — Rites de passage — Marriage (for beginners) — Work — Intermediate civilization — Ever after — Advanced civilization — Death — Answers to questions nobody asked.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393079098
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Etiquette
Illustrator:
Kamen, Gloria
Author:
Kamen, Gloria
Author:
Martin, Judith
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Reference : Etiquette
Publication Date:
February 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
864

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"Synopsis" by , An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.
"Synopsis" by , An updated edition of the best-selling classic by the popular author of the "Miss Manners" columns and etiquette guides is a new volume of letters, essays, illustrations, and humorous advice on how to navigate the world of civilized behavior. 40,000 first printing.
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