Synopses & Reviews
Office attire and e-mail misfire. Twitter snafus and dating miscues. Philip Galanes hears an awful lot of WHAT SHOULD I DOs?! andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;and#8220;Iand#8217;m pretty sure the woman who swims laps next to me at the Y is peeing in the pool. What should I do?and#8221;andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;It started in 2008, when Galanes began the and#8220;Social Qand#8217;sand#8221; advice column for the Sunday Styles section of andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;and#8220;My boyfriend has an identical twin that Iand#8217;m strangely hotter for than I am for him. What should I do?and#8221;andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Since then, the questions come faster than a drunken starlet behind the wheel of a speeding Maserati.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;and#8220;My Dad seems to have mixed up my cell phone number with the number of the woman heand#8217;s seeing behind my motherand#8217;s back. He sends andlt;/Iandgt;her andlt;Iandgt;sexy texts that are freaking andlt;/Iandgt;me andlt;Iandgt;out. What should I do?and#8221;andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A cornerstone of andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timesand#8217;andlt;/Iandgt;s Styles section, Philip Galanes confronts todayand#8217;s most awkward and pressing questions. Branded with an inimitable voiceand#8212; witty and wise, sharp and saucyand#8212;Philip tackles unanswered questions and brand-new subjects with laugh-out-loud dish and practical wisdom. Not only about the new ways to thank a friend for throwing you a bridal shower (at a strip club), or when itand#8217;s appropriate to tell Nana to stop dressing like the latest Pop Tart, but also how to navigate a new age crowded with Tweets, twits, OMGs, and WTFs. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Social Qand#8217;s andlt;/Iandgt;is a knockout book that will guide you swiftly through the treacherous terrain of modern etiquetteand#8212;and keep you laughing for days.
From New York Times columnist Philip Galanes, a comedy of manners that strives to answer what exactly passes for good behavior these days.
Direct from the author of the popular “Social Q’s” column in The New York Times
—a comedy of manners that strives to answer what exactly passes for good behavior in a world buzzing with tweets, twits, OMGs, WTFs, White House party crashers, fame monsters, and Facebook bullies.
Since its debut in June of 2008, Philip Galanes’s “Social Q’s” column has been a fixture in The New York Times and has quickly become one of its most popular features. In addition to his weekly column, Philip appears monthly on the Today show to dish with Kathie Lee and Hoda and dispense advice to the many Americans who need help navigating the murky moral waters of these modern times. Now, in Social Q’s, Philip collects his etiquette tips for a Mr. Manners-type guide that would make Emily Post dizzy.
Using a series of witty, briskly paced and hilarious essays, Philip Galanes considers a host of awkward, everyday situations…from texting on the bus to splitting the dinner check—and guides readers to a light-hearted awareness of how they behave…and misbehave. Sharp but never biting, smart without scolding, Social Q’s gives modern-day etiquette the helpful and entertaining shot in the arm it needs.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Philip Galanesandlt;/bandgt; is the author of and#8220;Social Qand#8217;s,and#8221; the advice column published weekly in the Sunday Styles section of andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;. Philip is also an entertainment lawyer and novelist.andnbsp;He was born and raised in New England, and graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School.andnbsp;He occasionally sidelines as an interior designer, and his projects have been published in andlt;iandgt;Architectural Digestandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Elle Dand#233;corandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;New York andlt;/iandgt;magazine, and andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;. Visit him at PhilipGalanes.com.