Commonsense Etiquette: A Guide to Gracious, Simple Manners for the Twenty-First Century

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Macmillan, Dec 17, 1999 - Reference - 257 pages
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Dear Reader,

For the past forty years I've had the great pleasure of teaching schoolchildren, college students, businesspeople, brides- and grooms-to-be, and other Americans the simple joy of behaving with courtesy and style.

With my sixteenth book I'm thrilled to be sharing with you a complete handbook for old-fashioned and effortless etiquette for the twenty-first century.

Never have thoughtfulness and care been more important in our lives-- from shared conversations at the family dinner table to two-line E-mails written in haste. I hope this book helps bring the joys of graciousness, kindness, and civility to your home and your life.

Yours fondly,
Marjabelle Young Stewart
 

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Stewart, the author of seven previous etiquette books, is part of the pantheon that includes Emily Post, Letitia Baldrige, and Judith Martin ("Miss Manners"). This volume presents all the guidance ... Read full review

Contents

Communicating
16
Modern Table Manners
43
1
54
Eating with Chopsticks
63
The Tools of the Table
70
The Six Forks
72
Glassware
83
Napkin Folds
90
Weddings
129
The Wedding Envelope
158
The Wedding Processional
169
Cutting a RoundTiered Wedding Cake
179
Milestones and Transitions
181
Giving and Receiving Gifts
204
ffice Etiquette
221
Fifteen Ways to Make
245

Entertaining at Home
93
Dining Out
115

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About the author (1999)

Marjabelle Young Stewart's previous books include The New Etiquette, Executive Etiquette in the New Workplace, and Your Complete Wedding Planner. She appears regularly in national magazines and newspapers around the country, offering advice on gracious gift giving, dining etiquette, office and family matters, and other aspects of modern life. She lives in Kewanee, Illinois.

Elizabeth Lawrence is the author of four previous books on entertaining and style.

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