How To Be A Lady: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy

How To Be A Lady: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy

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by Candace Simpson-Giles
     
 

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Whether a woman is a contractor, a stay-at-home mother, or a high-powered attorney, the suggestions in How to Be a Lady will cause others to think
"Wow! She's got it all together!"

  • If a lady is on a diet, she does not speak of it at the table
  • A lady never eats a meal while behind the wheel of a car
  • A lady makes it a point to

Overview

Whether a woman is a contractor, a stay-at-home mother, or a high-powered attorney, the suggestions in How to Be a Lady will cause others to think
"Wow! She's got it all together!"

  • If a lady is on a diet, she does not speak of it at the table
  • A lady never eats a meal while behind the wheel of a car
  • A lady makes it a point to know the names of the teams playing in the
    Super Bowl

The roles women play in society today are drastically different than they were 25 years ago, and some of the rules are different as well.

Patterned after the successful How to Be a Gentleman, How to Be a
Lady
is a practical book of etiquette that is not snobbish, boring or intimidating. It is designed for a new century by discussing such issues as how to dress for the workplace, the importance of knowing self defense, and how to tactfully ask for the sexual history of a person with whom a lady is considering an intimate relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558539396
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
A Gentlemanners Book Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.66(d)

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Meet the Author

Candace Simpson-Giles is a wife, mother and grandmother and the owner of Art Attack Nashville, an original oils and art gallery. She is also the cofounder of Critter Cavalry Rescue in Nashville, Tennessee, a non-profit agency that serves and helps adopt out homeless animals that are abandoned, injured, or left behind in kill shelters throughout the South. She continues to give of her time and resources to the betterment of those who cannot help themselves.

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How to Be a Lady: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was excellent. It's too bad there isn't a little more common courtesy in the world today. This book is easy to read, full of brief suggestions on how to be more courteous. The only complaint I have is that it is not well-organized, and about a handful of tips were mentioned more than once.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a society where people are in too much of a hurry to be bothered with the common courtesies of holding doors, saying 'please' and 'thank you', and using turn signals, hope springs eternal. This back-to-basics book puts a practical, relevant spin on the timeless principles of personal grooming and working and playing well with others. This title would be a welcome addition to middle school required reading lists!
applepeace More than 1 year ago
I gave it 4 stars because I found that some of the stuff repeats its self,like it says a lady dosent pick up her phone at a service..and then I would find the samething on page 12 or somthing like that..I only found that on few things but this book is good does teach ya a few things..very easy to read.
Sarah McComas More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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Trisha147 More than 1 year ago
She didn't write any of it, she was approached by the editors since she seemed to be a 'lady of style'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me crying in the middle of Barnes and Noble it was so hilarious! The thought of such etiquette during this century- it's almost absurd! You don't see someone following 'a lady never salts her food before tasting it! It's an insult to the cook!' It's so proper and so much fun to read, it makes want to have elegance!!
LauraReviews More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure if I can even summarize this book - it's monumentally disturbing. This isn't even one of those books that's making fun of gender roles. It's real. Most of these rules are ridiculous, but they are just basic rules for being a courteous human. Not just women only.