Synopses & Reviews
The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette, which was first published in 1952 and last revised in 1978, is as much a guide to contemporary living as it is an etiquette book. In earlier times, an etiquette book could easily distinguish between "proper" and "improper" behavior. The task is no longer so simple, given the wide diversity of cultures in contemporary America. Today more than ever, in our rapidly changing world, it is important to know how to conduct oneself with confidence and grace. Time-honored traditions - christenings, weddings, and bar mitzvahs - still play important parts in our lives. Authors Tuckerman and Dunnan provide steady guidance on these and other social matters, advising readers where old expectations still apply and where customs have changed. In the business world, now that women hold high-ranking positions, men and women must look beyond the old rules that governed relations between the sexes. The new rules for the workplace are discussed in this book. Also new to The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette are such topics as planning and running a benefit, the human side of money, and the role of the guest at a wedding and at a formal dinner party. Whether you need to compose an invitation, write a letter of condolence, address your senator, set a dinner table, or find an appropriate gift for a foreign business associate, you will find The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette practical, accessible, and always correct in its advice.
About the Author
Nancy Tuckerman worked at the White House as Staff Coordinator to Mrs. Kennedy, arranging all aspects of state dinners, state entertainment, ordering state gifts, and coordinating President Kennedy's receptions on his state visits abroad. In addition to authoring In the Tiffany Style: Gift-Giving for All Occasions
, she contributed to the 1978 edition of The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette
Nancy Dunnan is the author of numerous books, including The Dunn & Bradstreet Guide to Your Investments. She also has regular columns in Your Money and Married Women magazines and contributes to many others. Since 1989, she has had a regular one-hour call-in program on WNYC Public Radio. Both authors live in New York City.