Modern manners

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Dell Publishing Company, Oct 1, 1983 - Humor - 251 pages
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A rule book for living in a world without rules, Modern Manners is an irreverent guide to anti-etiquette for the '90s and beyond. Pointed advice covers a range of topics from sex to death to reading habits. Also included are the most up-to-date forms of vulgarity and churlishness, as well as the latest fashion in discourtesy and barbarous display.

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User Review  - dmcolon - LibraryThing

I loved this book. It's got that off-the-cuff snarkiness that can make O'Rourke a genius. It's over the top funny and worth a read. The part where he makes up interesting family histories still makes me laugh. Read full review

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User Review  - ritaer - LibraryThing

This might have been funny the first time around, but it does not stand up to rereading as some of O'Rourke's work does. Read full review

Contents

The Fundamentals of Contemporary Courtesy
18
Table Manners
36
Drinking
51
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Satirist and novelist Patrick James "P. J." O'Rourke was born in 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and attended Johns Hopkins University where he received his M.A. in English. He worked for the magazine National Lampoon, eventually becoming editor-in-chief. He wrote articles such as "Foreigners Around the World". He received a writing credit for National Lampoon's Lemmings which helped launch the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase. In 1981, he left the magazine to write screenplays (including Rodney Dangerfield's Easy Money). O'Rourke contributes regularly to such magazines as Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The American Spectator, The New Republic, and Rolling Stone (for which he is Foreign Affairs Desk Chief). Patrick O'Rourke has published 15 books including three New York Times bestsellers. His bestselling novels include Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, and All the Troubles in the World.

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