Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

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Atheneum, 1982 - Reference - 745 pages
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Your Neighbor Denounces cellular telephones as instruments of the devil. Your niece swears that no one expects thank-you letters anymore. Your father-in-law insists that married women have to take their husbands' names. Your guests plead that asking them to commit themselves to attending your party ruins the spontaneity. Who is right? Miss Manners, of course. With all those amateurs issuing unauthorized etiquette pronouncements, aren't you glad that there is a gold standard to consult about what has really changed and what has not? The freshly updated version of the classic best-seller includes the latest letters, essays, and illustrations, along with the laugh-out-loud wisdom of Miss Manners as she meets the new millennium of American misbehavior head-on. This wickedly witty guide rules on the challenges brought about by our ever-evolving society, once again proving that etiquette, far from being an optional extra, is the essential currency of a civilized world.

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User Review  - sealford - LibraryThing

As a woman living in the South who had tea parties with her grandmother on a regular basis, this book made me laugh so loudly at times that any company I had would assume that I was not a lady at all ... Read full review

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User Review  - tcrutch - LibraryThing

I can't say that I love this book - the few times that I have had to use this book, the information that I needed was not in the book. I can't really compare it to other books, but it hasn't been that helpful. Read full review

Contents

Concerning Children
49
Common Courtesy for All Ages
66
Table Manners
119
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