Emily Post's Essentials

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Harper Collins, Jun 3, 1999 - Reference - 192 pages
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The signature of good taste.

From silverware to thank-you notes, replying to invitations to sending e-mail, inviting the boss to lunch to making a condolence call, here is the essential guide you need to handle all everyday social situations with ease. In question-and-answer format, etiquette expert Peggy Post provides up-to-the-minute advice fore a range of situations at home and on the job, including:

  • telephone and computer manners

  • tipping

  • table settings

  • introductions

  • appropriate dress for weddings

  • gift-giving

  • religious services

  • and much more

 

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Contents

Greetings and introductions
1
The Art of Conversation
11
Telephones Computers and letters
16
Modern Daily Life
31
Business Life
43
Kids and Teens
57
Guests and hosts
64
Mealtime Manners
75
Celebrations
105
Gifts
128
Grieving and Condolences
138
2 At Times of worship
153
Travels and Tipping
160
Index 279
179
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

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