Henry Alford, author of Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide to Manners
"Kathy Bertone leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive and witty guide to the art of visiting. I'd host or visit her any day."
Karna Small Bodman, Bestselling Author of the International Thriller, Castle Bravo
"Move over Emily, Heloise, Abby, and Miss Manners, Kathy Bertone’s The Art of the Visit says it all: A terrific guide for hosts and guests of every age. You may laugh or cry, but you will learn in every chapter . . . an indispensable book for all of us."
Karen Harper, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Return to Grace
"Kathy Bertone’s The Art of the Visit is chock-full of common sense advice presented in a delightful—serious yet humorous—way. It covers all the bases and presents some fresh suggestions I've never thought of. Whether you are host or guest, you will find this book as special and warm as an open door. And The Art of the Visit makes a lovely gift."
About.com – Entertaining Guide
“Bertone is always warm and her advice comes from a good place of wanting to help make visits easy and enjoyable for both host and guest.”
Stephanie Klose, Library Journal
"Anyone who has had a houseguest overstay their welcome or wondered how to ask their host to accommodate a dietary restriction without giving offense or being a burden will welcome Bertone’s book. Not a traditional etiquette manual—no talk of finger bowls or which fork to use here!—this is a straightforward guide to cultivating and maintaining relationships with friends and family in your home or theirs. Bertone explains how to ask the right questions before your guests arrive, manage your own and their expectations, and choose the right host(ess) gift, regardless of the length of your stay. A chapter on hosting and visiting with pets will be especially useful for many people. VERDICT: A helpful and unique book, this answers many common questions and will help both hosts and guests relax and enjoy each other’s company."