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

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

by Marjabelle Young Stewart
     
 

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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Queen of Courtesy."— Newsweek

"One of the country's leading crusaders of couth."— Time

"Marjabelle Young Stewart has been sitting at the head of America's table, minding the nation's manners, for a quarter of a century."— Los Angeles Times

Library Journal
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 that we expect without being too large or intimidating. As the title indicates, Stewart anticipates that her readers will use their good sense and recognizes that the basis of etiquette is to make people feel comfortable in dealing with one another. Although she does give firm rules for such inflexible areas as table manners, she acknowledges that few of us today are confronted with dilemmas about which is the fruit fork and reassures us that minor procedural points are not of dire importance. An excellent choice for libraries needing etiquette materials.--Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312242947
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.71(d)

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