Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, Freshly Updated

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, Freshly Updated

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by Judith Martin, Gloria Kamen
     
 

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An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.See more details below

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An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.

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Daniel Handler - New York Times Book Review
“[Judith Martin] is an extremely useful philosopher, and I consult her frequently, in order to behave better.”
Julia Reed
Though she is tough and unfailingly correct, Martin is not a prude. She offers laugh-out-loud suggestions for the safest place to keep illicit love letters (''In the fireplace, between burning logs'') and she seriously admonishes the male half of an adulterous partnership who wants to come clean to his wife that a secret involving two people is not his to tell. She defends smokers (they ''make excellent friends at present-giving time, because they can always be given pretty lighters and ashtrays''), and she recognizes that there is a need for such social niceties as the hungover apology letter (you should laud your hostess's own behavior as ''magnificent'' while owning up to no specific behavior of your own).
— The New York Times
Library Journal
Some 15 years after the first edition, Miss Manners has polished up her indispensable guide to gracious living and has made it available to the hapless public. Rich with her trademark wit, this is an ideal all-purpose etiquette book. Aside from basics, it covers such modern dilemmas as dealing with intrusive cell phones, handling guests who can't commit, and determining when email is socially correct (practically never, actually). Few reference books can be enjoyed as leisure reading, but Miss Manners's newest is the exception. Take off your hat and white gloves, put on your reading glasses, sit up straight, and just bask! [See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/04.]-Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393058741
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2005
Edition description:
Freshly Updated
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
218,088
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

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