Amy Vanderbilt's Everyday Etiquette

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Bantam Books, Jan 1, 1983 - Reference - 258 pages
America's new manners. What do you wear to a 4.PM wedding? How do you introduce a couple who are living together but not married? Should you invite an "extra" woman to dinner without an "extra" man? How do you write a letter the President of the U.S.? When a man arrives to see a woman executive, should she stand up? It is ever correct to have your elbows on the table? Should a man be invited to a bridal shower? How do you eat an artichoke?

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LETITIA BALDRIG's books on manners, business conduct, and human behavior have sold in the millions. Time magazine, in a cover story, called her "America's leading arbiter of manners." She has had a distinguished career in government and business. In her diplomatic career, she served in the American embassies in Paris and Rome. In the White House, she was chief of staff to Jacqueline Kennedy. She has been a top executive in corporate life and is now a marketing adviser to major companies and professional organizations and serves on many boards. She is a legendary figure on national TV and radio shows, on the university and corporate lecture circuit, and in print media.

She and her husband, Robert Hollensteiner, live in Washington, D.C., and have two married children, two grandchildren, and many godchildren, nieces, and nephews, all of whom have served as resources in her writing.

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